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Yang, Yipian – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The phenomenon of Chinese students studying abroad in western countries has been an interest of researchers in the field of psychology in the past decade. Numerous studies have been conducted that presented negative aspects of international students' experiences while studying abroad. Specifically, with Chinese international students, researchers…
Descriptors: Asians, College Students, Educational Experience, Transformative Learning
Su, Mengwei – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of part-time, on-campus employment on Chinese international undergraduate students' integration and development on American campuses. In doing so, I focused on exploring how Chinese undergraduate students learn English, make friends with the domestic students, shape identities in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Employment, Asians
Lausch, David W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over one million international students attended United States HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) in 2016 (IIE, 2016). While a plentitude of quantitative and qualitative studies has examined Chinese and East Indian students' experiences in the U.S., limited research has been conducted with the third largest group of international students, Saudi…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Foreign Students, College Students
Flournoy, Khadisha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research study sought to investigate and explain the perceptions and experiences of Ghanaian international students in the American higher education system. Four subjects enrolled at different higher education institutions in the USA participated in the study. The participants were selected based on the following four criteria: (a) they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
Marquis, George – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Sojourners returning to their home countries after working or studying in the United States may face challenges in the re-entry adjustment process. Traditionally, much research on the experience of re-entry adjustment has been survey-based, with researcher-crafted questions not allowing for in-depth and nuanced perspectives of the sojourners.…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Countries, Alumni, Experience
Blackburn Cohen, Chelsea A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The last three decades have seen significant changes for higher education institutions throughout the world. The era of globalization has left little untouched and both our society and colleges and universities look, think, and operate differently as a result. Notwithstanding the movement toward global interdependence and intercultural rhetoric in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Refugees, Academic Freedom
Choi, Jung Won – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Elementary school music experiences have been shown to be influential for lifelong music engagement, and sound music teacher education would be the most effective way to provide positive school music experiences to students in elementary schools. In spite of this importance, many countries have different elementary music education and music…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Music Education, Music
Iordan, Dubravca – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative study explored English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Eastern European nursing graduates' socialization to the United States, their development and academic experience as nursing students, and their perspectives as practicing nurses. Through their revealing testimonials, the participants exposed their positive and negative…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Qualitative Research
Fourman, Janet L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Role-playing simulations have been effective techniques to encourage global skills in the engineering and design classrooms. May, Wold and Moore (2014), defined global skills as student display of respect, recognition, adjustment and integration. Gray, Debs, Exter, and Krause (2016), took this one step further and looked-for empathy in the design…
Descriptors: Science Education, Role Playing, Simulation, Interpersonal Competence
Mupinga, Emily E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study aimed at understanding the adjustment experiences of Zimbabwean international students as they study in the United States and exploring their perception of United States mental health counseling. Qualitative inquiry (basic interpretive approach) was selected as the research method due to the explorative nature of the research questions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Mental Health
Liu, Sherry – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The language and communication skills of foreign students have long been a concern in U.S. universities. The majority of U.S. universities require foreign students for whom English is not their native language to take English language proficiency tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of admission requirements.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Program Effectiveness
McCann, Molly – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory study examined the knowledge, experience, attitude, and perceptions of drugs reported by international students from mainland China (N = 97) studying on the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Chinese students currently constitute the largest group of international students at universities on the West Coast, which is also the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Drug Abuse
Pei, Li – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of virtual literature circles (VLCs) on Chinese university English as a foreign language (EFL) students' independent English reading. The importance of independent reading for EFL students to develop critical thinking, language proficiency, and good readership was extensively discussed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Okpala, Florence – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In an increasing globally diverse society, international students enroll in American colleges and universities in unprecedented numbers. International students encounter lots of challenges as they adjust to student life in U.S. colleges and universities. While previous research has addressed these challenges with some student groups, limited…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Adjustment
Marsh, Shaun Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this dissertation, I explored the conceptions of Korean university students to understand their development of student self-identity while they were enrolled at a North American university branch campus in South Korea. The campus is one of many Transnational Branch Campuses (TNBCs) that have recently opened around the globe, and this study…
Descriptors: Asians, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience
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