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ERIC Number: ED319260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Just Who Are These International Students Anyway?
Allameh, Joy
Foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities form a substantial proportion of the student population. The majority of these students come from Asia and most often choose to study business, management, and engineering. The number of female foreign students is rising. The foreign student population has special educational, social, and financial needs, and is sometimes criticized for a lack of academic, intellectual, and motivational preparation. The share of foreign students coming to the United States has decreased in proportion to those studying in other countries, and the proportion of foreign students to native students in the United States is lower than in other countries. Much of the higher education community has historically shown little interest in accommodating the special needs of foreign students, despite the estimate that one-third of the world's top positions in education, politics, the military, and business will be held by foreign students now attending American institutions. Weaknesses in recruitment, admissions, advising, and services are well-documented. In light of the importance of this population for institutions and for the world, improvement in recruitment, policy, and services for foreign students is essential. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States