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ERIC Number: ED427571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 28
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A Model Community Program To Acclimate Spouses of International University Students. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Ojo, Patchechole
This study evaluated the Spouses of International Students and Scholars (SISS) program at the University of Montana in Missoula, an orientation program designed to meet the adjustment and English-as-a-second-language needs of women from several countries. Twelve women from six different countries (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Nepal, and Taiwan) who were regular participants in the program completed interviews, and nine of the participants completed evaluative questionnaires concerning the program. Participant observation was used to gather additional data during the eight-month program. The results were organized into three different perspectives that reflected the women's views of living abroad. Perspective 1 focused on the fact that travel was necessary to accompany the husband; women with this perspective were initially the least enthused to be in the United States. Perspective 2 focused on the fact that travel was important to the growth of the male scholar and the female spouse; women in this group reported that they enjoyed being in Missoula. Perspective 3 focused on the fact that travel is a novelty and can be used to promote self-learning; women in this group proved to be the most self-sufficient and independent. (Contains 12 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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