ERIC Number: ED439339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Student Success: Serving International Students in an Age of Technology.
Scott, Nancy A.
Interest among foreign students to attend universities in countries other than their own has been high for many decades. Until recently the emphasis has been on students from European cultures. This Eurocentrism focus in the United States affects non-European students. They find little familiarity and sometimes little acceptance of their cultures, customs, and languages. This paper discusses how American colleges and universities are attempting to serve international students so that they can be successful in meeting their educational goals. It also discusses how technology has an impact on student success for international students. Several cautions about over-reliance on technology are mentioned. Because of this over-reliance, international students may become too immersed in technology and limit their socialization with other students. The paper concludes that the role of technology can positively impact student success, but the role of advisors and other professional staff is still a critical factor in ensuring students' success. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Caring in an Age of Technology. Proceedings of the International Conference on Counseling in the 21st Century (6th, Beijing, China, May 29-30, 1997); see CG 029 879.