ERIC Number: ED119592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Impact of an Orientation Program for Foreign Students. Office for Student Affairs Research Bulletin. Vol. 16, No. 4.
Hendricks, Glenn; Zander, David
The International Student Advisor Office (ISAO) provides a variety of services and activities aimed at assisting foreign students to adjust to their new environment. A portion of these activities and services is formalized in the Summer Orientation Program, which attempts to introduce students to life in the U.S. in general and the academic scene in particular. This document describes and discusses an Orientation Program held from July 25 to September 10, 1975. It was a component part of a joint program that included a separately administered Intensive English Language Program. Findings are that: (1) the goals of the program need to be more clearly defined to include the implication of adding participants who are not new arrivals; (2) the juxtaposition of this program with IEL places it in competition for the participants' time with the student opting for the acquisition of a knowledge of English over American culture; and (3) that the Home-Stay Program is seen as vital but desires and motives of the participants need reexamination. Attempts should be made to utilize, for communication purposes, natural groups that emerge from the students themselves. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.