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Vasilopoulos, Gene – Journal of International Students, 2016
The author in this paper critically reviews recent literature on international student language and adjustment to Western Anglophone universities. Two streams of research are discussed: the problem-solving approach guided largely by positivist epistemologies and quantitative methodologies contrasted to the post-structuralist language and identity…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Student Adjustment
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Lee, Eun Jeong – Journal of International Students, 2016
This study investigated international and American students' perceptions of structured but informal English conversations with each other. American and international students perceived the effects of these conversations differently. While the international students claimed increased linguistic and cultural competence, the Americans identified…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Mesidor, Jean Kesnold; Sly, Kaye F. – Journal of International Students, 2016
Leaving home to attend college is an important milestone for college students. However, the transition from home to college can be challenging, especially for students studying abroad. In this article, the authors explore factors that contribute to the academic, cultural, social, and psychological adjustments of international students. Adjustment…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, College Students, Acculturation
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Starr-Glass, David – Journal of International Students, 2016
A sense of strangerhood, which is different from social isolation or cultural alienation, is common among many of the international students whom I encounter. In a world increasingly preoccupied with personal interaction and social exchange, many of these students perceive strangerhood as problematic and inherently negative. This brief reflection…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Social Isolation, Alienation
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Campbell, Heather; Strawser, Michael G.; George, Stephen – Journal of International Students, 2016
As the movement toward international education continues, institutions must be proficient when reaching and teaching international students. Instructors should engage unique learning styles, address individual student needs, and take part in additional training to effectively teach international student learners. These instructional imperatives…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Reflection, Communication Strategies
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Velliaris, Donna M.; Breen, Paul – Journal of International Students, 2016
In this paper, the authors explore a holistic three-stage framework currently used by the Eynesbury Institute of Business and Technology (EIBT), focused on academic staff identification and remediation processes for the prevention of (un)intentional student plagiarism. As a pre-university pathway provider--whose student body is 98%…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Integrity, Holistic Approach, Plagiarism
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Geary, Danielle – Journal of International Students, 2016
American colleges and universities consider diversity a way to foster personal growth and a healthy society, challenge stereotypes, encourage critical thinking, and help students communicate and feel comfortable with people they may perceive to be different. Quality interaction that has the potential to grow into authentic relationships between…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Students, Stereotypes, Social Attitudes
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Kang, Haijun; Chang, Bo – Journal of International Students, 2016
There is a lack of shared understanding of how culture impacts learning in online environment. Utilizing document analysis, the authors in this research study culture's impact on the learning behaviors of student sojourners from Confucius culture studying in Western online learning context. The shared understandings of Confucius culture and…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Perry, Cody J. – Journal of International Students, 2016
International student numbers have increased drastically in the past few years. International students provide benefits to universities and American students such as greater revenue, and more open-mindedness. There have been myriad studies that have examined the international student experience, but most have focused solely on international…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Students, North Americans, Cultural Awareness
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Sato, Takahiro – Journal of International Students, 2016
The purpose of this study was to describe and explain Asian international doctoral students' sojourn experiences into Adapted Physical Education (APE) programs at two universities. The participants were six doctoral students from Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. This case study was conceptualized within sojourner theory (Siu, 1952). The data…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Adapted Physical Education, Foreign Students
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Ritter, Zachary S. – Journal of International Students, 2016
International students add a great deal of cultural and intellectual diversity to college campuses, but they also bring racial stereotypes and socio-economic status hierarchies that can affect campus climate. Forty-seven interviews with Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean international students were conducted. Results indicated that a majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Socioeconomic Status, Race, Student Attitudes
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Nilsson, Per A.; Ripmeester, Nannette – Journal of International Students, 2016
Are mobile students expecting an international experience to have an impact on their career? This was one of the questions in a global survey, with over 150,000 respondents. The survey results showed that the transition from education to the world of work is of increasing importance for students. How to find a job upon graduation is apparently a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Occupational Aspiration, Employment Opportunities, Salaries
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Schroeder, Rui M. – Journal of International Students, 2016
This study reports on the three-year development and validation of a new assessment tool--the Academic Spoken English Strategies Survey (ASESS). The questionnaire is the first of its kind to assess the listening and speaking strategy use of non-native English speaking (NNES) graduate students. A combination of sources was used to develop the…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Graduate Students, English (Second Language), Academic Discourse
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Gautam, Chetanath; Lowery, Charles L.; Mays, Chance; Durant, Dayan – Journal of International Students, 2016
The authors in this study seek to inform academia about international students' experiences and challenges while attending universities in Small Town USA. Despite their eagerness to study in the United States (U.S.), international students are faced with setbacks that many universities fail to recognize or realize. The researchers conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Experience, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Harrison, Jamie; Shi, Hong – Journal of International Students, 2016
This article discusses an exploratory conversation between a newly hired assistant professor of ESOL Education and one of her graduate level students taking the methods and materials course. The graduate student was an English learner (international student), and therefore offered this new professor an opportunity to explore her practice of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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