ERIC Number: ED104258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Study of Foreign Student Employment and Financial Resources. Part I: Institutional Survey. Part II: Individual Survey.
Stecklein, John E.; Liu, Han C.
In January 1974, the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs undertook a survey of 52 U.S. four-year higher educational institutions with the largest foreign student enrollments, and a survey of a 20 percent sample of foreign students attending one private and six public institutions of higher education. Foreign student advisors on each of the campuses were asked to provide data about their foreign students, including Visa status, sex, marital and dependent status, employment activities and needs, and their financial resources and needs. Of the 52 institutions that were invited to participate, 39 of them responded representing approximately 39,000 foreign students in the U.S. Findings suggest that: (1) A substantial part of the support for foreign students comes from sources outside the U.S.; (2) U.S. educational institutions represent the second major source of support, accounting for about one-third of the total dollar amount of foreign students' support; (3) Support from parents and relatives and personal savings decrease after the foreign student's first year in the U.S.; (4) Income from on- and off-campus-jobs during the academic year and savings from summer employment account for about one-fifth of the total dollar support of foreign students; (5) The number of foreign students who work in other than teaching or research assistantships is small, and most of those who work do so in on-campus jobs. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Research Projects, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Surveys
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1860 19th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.