ERIC Number: ED037172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Orientation for Foreign Students.
Longest, James W.
This report is based on research to evaluate an 8-week summer orientation program for foreign graduate students. Based on this research and on the opinions of advising professors, it is evident that foreign students do experience a period of adjustment that varies from 1 - 2 semesters. The results indicate that foreign students profit significantly from orientation. After the orientation, the students had: lower transcultural anxiety scores; significantly higher knowledge of the US and its universities' requirements; significantly higher English language test scores; and lower transcultural anxiety and higher grades than a control group of students in the first semester of study in the US. This study also supported findings of other studies indicating the positive relationship between English language scores and grades achieved, as well as the positive correlation between prior transcultural experience and higher grades. Suggestions for future orientation programs and a bibliography are included. (AF)
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.