ERIC Number: ED213290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Foreign Student at the UCLA Graduate School of Education.
Rust, Val D.
As a result of the recent increase in foreign student enrollment and concomitant decrease in American student enrollment at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), a study was undertaken to learn the nature of the change and how it should affect the nature of admissions policies, student services, and programs of study in the Graduate School of Education (GSE). After a review of the foreign exchange picture in the United States and around the world, the population at UCLA is profiled. It was found that the GSE foreign student population is about 8 percent of that of the entire university, which in 1979-80 was the seventh highest in the United States. The pattern of country of origin is similar to that of the United States in general. Less than half are exempted from English language course requirements. More foreign student applicants have been accepted recently (two out of three). Although some services are now provided, five recommendations are made for improvement of services: (1) a short orientation for GSE foreign students, following the general foreign student orientation and before the general GSE orientation; (2) a support network, including mentors; (3) extending invitations to foreign students to join in foreign student activities and use the services; (4) a recruitment strategy to increase the size and quality of the foreign student applicant pool; and (5) a survey of problems and needs for further action. Some data are included in tables and graphs. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: University of California Los Angeles