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Tang, Xiaokang; Collier, Daniel A.; Witt, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative research was conducted on Chinese international students preparing to study in the United States about their expectation and perception of American universities. It explored motivation for pursuing degrees in the United States, expectations of life in the United States, and plans post-graduation. Findings suggest that these…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
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Yan, Lu; Pei, Shaohua – Journal of International Students, 2018
International students attending American universities often receive confusing messages: on one hand, for their contribution to the U.S. economy and fostering of domestic students' multicultural awareness; on the other, they are often targets of hostility and bias on and off campus. This qualitative phenomenological study examined 12 international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
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Su, Mengwei – Journal of International Students, 2018
Since the global economic recession in 2008, Chinese undergraduate students have quickly risen to be the largest international student population in American colleges and universities, forming a monoethnic group that often isolates itself from domestic students on campuses. This study explores how twelve Chinese undergraduate students utilized…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Employment, Social Isolation, Undergraduate Students
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Lee, Eun Jeong – Journal of International Students, 2017
The author in this study introduces an integrated corrective feedback (CF) loop to schematize the interplay between CF and independent practice in L2 oral English learning among advanced-level adult ESL students. The CF loop integrates insights from the Interaction, Output, and Noticing Hypotheses to show how CF can help or harm L2 learners'…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Safipour, Jalal; Wenneberg, Stig; Hadziabdic, Emina – Journal of International Students, 2017
In this essay, we investigate the learning and teaching experiences in the international classroom from both the teachers and the students' perspectives. The findings of this study showed that language barriers are one of the difficulties, but academic cultural differences seem to play a more important role that can impact on the learning outcomes…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Background, Foreign Students, Stereotypes
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Journal of International Students, 2017
The present research provides insights into the different forms of adaptation strategies employed by international graduate students to overcome the challenges faced in the academic writing practices and gain access to their disciplinary communities of practice at Master's level. Qualitative data was collected through semi-structured in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Ravichandran, Swathi; Kretovics, Mark; Kirby, Kara; Ghosh, Ankita – Journal of International Students, 2017
Since 2000, there has been a 72% increase in the number of international students attending US institutions of higher education. The increase, specifically of international graduate students, has brought to light the writing challenges experienced by this population of students. This study explored specific writing challenges experienced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Writing Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Kamara, Abu – Journal of International Students, 2017
Findings from this qualitative research study suggest that some international students view social and academic interactions not simply as mediums for absorbing requisite sociocultural and academic norms, and discipline knowledge, but also as stages for expressing their varied identities. As a result, whenever students' ability to present their…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Montgomery, Kerrie A. – Journal of International Students, 2017
The Chinese undergraduate student population currently represents 12.8% of all international students enrolled in the United States (Institute for International Education, 2015a). In an effort to understand the experiences of this population in their first year of college in the United States, a phenomenological study was conducted using a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Phenomenology
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Punteney, Katherine – Journal of International Students, 2016
Despite the consensus among industry leaders, policymakers, educational institutions, and students themselves that it is essential that U.S. college graduates be prepared for international careers, little attention is given to understanding the dynamics that encourage or dissuade students from such a pursuit. A survey administered to U.S.…
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, Occupational Aspiration, Foreign Students, Student Surveys
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Zhang, Yi – Journal of International Students, 2016
In this study, I focused on international Chinese doctoral students and sought to better understand their lived experience in transition to U.S. higher education. I also aimed to explore strategies that can be employed to improve these students' academic and sociocultural experiences on American campuses. Guided by the adult transition theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Asians, Graduate Students, Student Adjustment
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Li, Mingsheng – Journal of International Students, 2016
This study examines the acculturative challenges facing non-English speaking background (NESB) international doctoral students in the process of discipline enculturation. Twenty NESB doctoral students at three New Zealand universities from eleven countries participated in the semistructured interviews. The study has found that their transformative…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Acculturation, Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Su, Mengwei; Harrison, Laura M. – Journal of International Students, 2016
Using academic capitalism as a theoretical foundation, this phenomenological study examined the new study abroad experiences of Chinese college students in six popular English-speaking study destination countries--the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Qualitative data collected from 20 interviews indicate some…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Experience, Asians, Foreign Students
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Kim, Namsook – Journal of International Students, 2016
Drawn on the sociocultural paradigm, I examined teacher-student communication with emphasis on teacher's talk and its role on international students' learning English as a Second Language in an English for Academic Purposes classroom in a global campus in the U.S. Developmental data analyses of class observations, teacher and student interviews,…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Critical Theory
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Lin, Shu-Yuan; Scherz, Susan Day – Journal of International Students, 2014
Non-Native English Speaking (NNES) international students attending colleges and universities in the United States often encounter difficulties in adjusting to their new cultural environment. In addition, they often struggle with academic language while learning the content and conceptual structures of various graduate level disciplines. This…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Asians, Student Experience
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