The Director of International Student Academic Success, Roberto Arruda, is available to meet with faculty members individually or in groups to develop strategies to support international students’ learning based on the specific needs of each student or class.

To schedule an appointment, please fill out this form. 

Supporting International Students Outside of U.S. Enrolled in Online Classes Only

It is likely that many of our international students will take only online classes this fall. We have several suggestions for ways to support these students.


Workshops are available upon request and will be adjusted to the individual needs of your department or program.

Assessing International Student Learning

Designing clear learning outcomes is helpful when determining how to assess international student learning

Backward Design

Backward design is the process to design a lesson, unit, or course by first determining what the final outcomes are and then planning assessment strategies and finally determining methods of instruction and assignments. International students’ specific circumstances require that instructors consider certain strategies to support learning.

Relevant Readings

Explore relevant topics related to international student academic success. Most articles and books are available for the CU Boulder community through CU University Libraries or are open access resources.