ERIC Number: ED101608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Exploratory Study Concerning Attitudes of Foreign Students Enrolled at WMU (Western Michigan University).
Bournazos, Kimon; Leamy, Mary K.
This report is a summary of the findings from 102 foreign students who answer anonymously a mail questionnaire concerning their attitudes on such matters as dormitory living conditions, community life, finances, and related matters about their education at Western Michigan University. Findings suggest: (1) About two-thirds of these students either came directly from their homelands or were in this country only a short time prior to enrollment. (2) Slightly over 50 percent are self-supporting while the rest are financed by scholarships or are partially self-supporting. (3) Most students plan to return to their countries for employment after graduation. (4) Almost half of these students feel that their expenses were higher than anticipated. (5) Most students feel no discrimination or only a few isolated instances of it. (6) A few students still experience difficulty with the English language. (7) About half of these students live on campus; however, about 30 percent feel that dormitory living conditions are not as desirable as they expected. (8) Most students find social and recreational activities at WMU appealing; however, many feel that these activities do not fit their budgets. Additional findings and statistical data are presented. (MJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, College Housing, College Students, Community Involvement, Dormitories, Educational Finance, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Recreational Activities, Student Attitudes, Student Costs, Student Experience, Student Participation, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.