International researchers develop unique strengths through their experiences: Opinion

January 19, 2021
International researchers develop distinct strengths that contribute to their professional success, write Sonali Majumdar and Jenny Schneider. The authors discuss how the distinct life experiences of international researchers often allow them to develop cultural intelligence, become comfortable in a variety of environments, and build relationships with people of different cultures. They also often develop communication skills such as multilingualism and non-verbal communication. “We urge academics to celebrate their international colleagues as holistic individuals and share their stories of courage, imagination and fresh perspectives,” write the authors, “in addition to their work ethics, research accomplishments and immigration challenges.” Inside Higher Ed (International)