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ERIC Number: EJ1047785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Improving the Experiences of International Students
Schulte, Sheila; Choudaha, Rahul
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v46 n6 p52-58 2014
In this article, Sheila Schulte and Rahul Choudaha state that recruiting international students is costly but rewarding financially and academically, so the loss for an institution if these students are not retained is considerable. The authors describe the results from an NAFSA study that revealed many international students leave or consider leaving their institutions due to a lack of integration into campus life, cultural and academic difficulties, visa problems, financial challenges, restrictions on opportunities to work, and a mismatch between the expectations of students prior to enrollment and their experience once they arrive on campus. To successfully retain international students, during the recruiting process, an institution should set realistic expectations about its strengths and limitations, net costs, and the possibilities for work. Institutions should also help students find jobs, augment and coordinate support services for them across the campus, and help them integrate into campus life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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