ERIC Number: ED230154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Student Orientation Needs at the University of Connecticut: Results of a Survey.
Pfau, Richard H.
Views of 48 foreign students concerning orientation needs at the University of Connecticut were surveyed. The following orientation activities were identified as most important, and are listed in the approximate order of importance: (1) U.S. government regulations (about visas, immigration, social security, and taxes); (2) needs of the spouse (including English language training, educational opportunities, work opportunities, health care, and social activities); (3) the International Student Office and the foreign student advisor; (4) health care; (5) services available to students at the university (including counseling, writing clinics, and career placement); (6) on- and off-campus student employment; (7) information on student housing accommodations (mailboxes, laundry, cooking); (8) bus service; (9) housing; (10) the registration procedure; (11) the international center services, programs, and staff; (12) a tour of the campus; (13) the American system of higher education; and (14) the role of the American advisor. It is recommended that orientation activities for foreign students be publicized more widely. Suggestions provided by students are included, along with students' ranking of orientation activities, and a sample questionnaire. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: University of Connecticut