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ERIC Number: ED547497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 116
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-4991-7
Innovative Social Support Systems and the Recruitment and Retention of International Students in U.S. Higher Education
Lee, Chen-Han
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
As the notion of globalization becomes more and more important, students from all over the world decide to study abroad in order to gain multicultural experiences. The United States has always been the leading country, with the most international enrollment; yet the increasing demand for enrollment in universities between English-speaking countries becomes a source of competition. Thus, the purpose of this study was to look at innovations in the social support system for international students in U.S. higher education, and examine whether a successful social support system positively impacts international student recruitment and retention. The results have shown that, with sufficient institutional support and leadership, innovative social support programs positively impact student retention. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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