Workshop Presented by McLane Law Firm: Rivier College Hosts International Student Recruitment Conference

Rivier College hosts international student recruitment conference.

Nashua, N.H.—On Dec. 5, Rivier College hosted the “Serving the International Student—K-12” workshop, which presented 150 education professionals from public and private elementary and high schools throughout New England with advice on how to best recruit and serve international students in their schools. The workshop was presented by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, the New Hampshire Department of Education, the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, and McLane Law Firm of Manchester, N.H.

“Our hope was to help schools understand the legal and social dynamics of working with international students so that they can provide the best possible educational experience for them,” said Linda Johnson, who organized the conference. Johnson is an attorney at McLane Law Firm and a member of the Rivier College Board of Trustees. A Rivier alumna, she earned both her associate and bachelor’s degrees in Paralegal Studies from the College.

Topics addressed included how to best implement a program to serve this population, immigration regulations, and risk management issues such as liability, enrollment contracts, confidentiality, and guardianship. Attendees also heard from representatives from nearby schools that have successfully implemented international student recruitment programs.

Linda Johnson, an attorney at McLane Law Firm in Manchester, N.H., addressed attendees of the “Serving the International Student—K-12” workshop at Rivier College on Dec. 5. Johnson spoke about legal matters related to serving international students, including school liability, enrollment contracts, confidentiality, and guardianship. The conference discussed how elementary and high schools can recruit and serve students from other countries.