Roberto Arruda
Director, International Student Academic Success

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Roberto Arruda is an educator committed to helping international students have a successful higher education experience in the U.S. Roberto has taught English as a second language at Kent State University, worked with international teaching assistants in developing their communication and teaching skills at Case Western Reserve University, and provided immigration, academic, and intercultural support to international students at Cleveland State University.

Believing that it takes the whole campus to provide international students with a great educational experience, Roberto has dedicated time to developing programs and resources for faculty and staff to be better prepared to work in students coming from different cultures. 

Roberto came to the U.S. from Brazil to pursue a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at Kent State University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and his research interests are intercultural communication, internationalization of higher education institutions, and knowledge diplomacy.