ERIC Number: ED225499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The University's Role in Foreign Student Advisement.
Perspectives on international educational exchange and the needs of foreign students for academic and career advising and assistance in adjusting to a new culture are considered. Obtaining a degree from an American higher education institution is highly desired by many persons in developing countries, and the high standards foreign students have to meet often results in the best students being selected. The financing of their studies is often the most difficult part of a foreign student's stay. Credits from one country that are not valid in another and inadequate preparation programs are major difficulties for the foreign student. Lack of contact or inability to make contact with Americans can lead to alienation for foreign students, but most students do retain their own cultural identity when they adjust to the United States. It is suggested that higher education should be concerned with foreign students' adaptation to the educational system, their readjustment on returning to their home countries, and the relevance of the curriculum to the priorities of these countries. University services and career counseling are also briefly addressed. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see HE 015 858.