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ERIC Number: ED346770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-18
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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International Students in a U.S. Graduate Business Program: Cultures, Subcultures, and the New Student.
Howard, Janet M.; Keele, Reba
This paper discusses the development, implementation, and results of an intercultural training program for the students of the Marriott School of Management (MSM) at Brigham Young University, Utah. Complaints from MSM international students that they felt some sense of abandonment by MSM and the university promoted a research study on international students' needs, concerns, and problems in general and specifically at Brigham Young. Based on the results of this research, the International Student Orientation Program, a mandatory 2-week, international student orientation seminar/workshop for all first-year international students, was developed to help meet these identified needs. Surveys of the students at the end of the seminar/workshop and the faculty members during the first year of implementation provided the following results: (1) the international students are integrating more effectively with other students; (2) they are interacting in classroom settings and are bridging classroom cultural differences; (3) rankings of international students are higher than in previous years; (4) they possess stronger feelings of security because of the support systems in place; (5) they show a greater success of job placement for both summer internships and full-time jobs; and (6) they are developing more positive relationships and are experiencing an overall more positive experience at the school. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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