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ERIC Number: EJ795798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
International Students and the First Year of College
Andrade, Maureen Snow
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v17 n1 p101-129 2005
Little research on first-year programming has focused on the adjustment and persistence of international students. This qualitative study investigated the first-year experiences of international students at an institution where large numbers of international students enroll, but few persist to graduation. Interviews with international students who persisted at the university and were in their senior year revealed several areas of first-year adjustment stemming from linguistic and cultural differences. The findings support some aspects of traditional persistence theories such as the importance of involvement and integration. First-year programming for international students must address English proficiency and the development of social networks. (Protocols for Interview and Focus Group are appended.)
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A