ERIC Number: ED330297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Orientation of Foreign Students. NAFSA Field Service Working Paper #13.
This guide provides ideas and suggestions that might assist in the design and implementation of orientation programs for new foreign students at U.S. universities. An introduction discusses the various constraints which hinder the effectiveness of foreign student orientation programs and ways for overcoming those constraints. The second part discusses the goals of initial orientation for foreign students; various topics which should be considered and covered during an orientation, including information about practical matters, such as housing, communication and immigration; basic considerations in designing the orientation program and means of furnishing material and experiences; various personnel who should be involved in the orientation; budgeting and financial support for foreign student orientation programs; and program evaluation. Planners of orientation programs are advised to keep their expectations at a modest level since the outcomes of such programs are virtually impossible to assess with accuracy. A 17-item annotated bibliography is provided. (LPT)
Descriptors: Colleges, Foreign Students, Guidelines, Higher Education, Orientation, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Programs, Universities
NAFSA Association of International Educators, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($3.30 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.