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ERIC Number: ED024362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 202
Abstractor: N/A
A National Survey of International Students and Programs in Community Junior Colleges in the United States.
Matthewson, Douglas E., Jr.
A questionnaire on topics pertinent to foriegn students brought 410 usable replies from 850 junior colleges. The topics were (1) general, (2) admission and housing, (3) financial, (4) enrollment, (5) English proficiency, (6) student activities and community services, and (7) institutional philosophy. Replies on the topices (in order) showed: (1) 67% have foreign students, but few have a special program, office, or staff for them; (2) 24% required a separate admission procedure, 19% gave an English test, 56% provided or helped with housing; (3) some required financial statements, some provided financial aid, few took part in exchange programs, about half located part-time work; (4) few had admissions quotas, 23% felt the technical programs important, 18% gave an orientation course; (5) 23% gave special English courses, others felt a need for them, about half noted that most foreign students already spoke English; (6) 18% had special organizations for the foreign students, 14% had community groups to help them, 43% felt community groups ought to help them, 63% said they participated in student activities, most provided special services of some sort, but only 5% reported foreign or international houses in the community; (7) most colleges were willing to accept a few foreign students, many noted the demand for their foreign technical graduates, 65% felt that foreign students were a campus asset, 17% planned to extend their program, and many wanted more information. Various correlations of the data are shown in tables. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Junior Coll. Committee.