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Xiao Yuan; Yang Yang; Craig M. McGill – Journal of International Students, 2024
Research on international students suggests they have a low sense of belonging at the U.S. institutions they attend. This study examined whether academic advisor's cultural empathy, advisor-advisee rapport, and international students' advising satisfaction influenced international students' perspectives of belonging to the institution. We further…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Student Advisers, Foreign Countries, College Students
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García, Hugo A.; McNaughtan, Jon; Li, Xinyang; Leong, Mi Chelle; Herridge, Andrew S. – Journal of International Students, 2021
Some institutions have sought to centralize the supports they give students by developing a center or office dedicated to international students, led by a director or manager overseeing international student support. However, these directors are also not given the resources needed to fully support international students. Our study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrator Role, Student Personnel Services, Foreign Students
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Marijanovic, Nina; Lee, Jungmin; Teague, Thomas W., Jr.; Means, Sheryl F. – Journal of International Students, 2021
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how international doctoral students were matched with their faculty advisors and how their advising experiences and satisfaction were shaped by their academic discipline. We applied the lens of developmental advising to situate the advising experiences of our sample because of the framework's…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Student Satisfaction, Student Experience
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Bodine Al-Sharif, Mary Ann; García, Hugo A.; McNaughtan, Jon – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This study explores how mid-level administrators working in international student service centers make meaning of their roles and perceive the support their institutions provide. Utilizing critical discourse analysis and the theoretical framework of empowerment, this study reveals the social problems, power struggles, and avenues mid-level…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Administrator Role, Role Perception, Foreign Student Advisers
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Newell, Emily M. – NACADA Journal, 2015
Through an extensive literature review, student--athlete college transition issues as well as concerns of international student-athletes are identified. Research on general student advising, developmental advising, and mentoring literature points to successful tactics for assisting domestic students, international students, and student-athletes…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Athletics, Transitional Programs, Literature Reviews
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Due, Clemence; Zambrano, Sofia C.; Chur-Hansen, Anna; Turnbull, Deborah; Niess, Christiane – Quality in Higher Education, 2015
International students undertaking a higher degree by research may experience a range of difficulties and challenges while studying in their host country. Some of these challenges, including language and cultural difficulties, limited peer relationships and challenges in forming relationships with supervisors, have been outlined in the literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Student Advisers, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Parslow, Graham R. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
The current spurt in life science activity in China has been driven by repatriating researchers trained in the prestigious institutions of the world. China's publications show a clear concentration in the physical sciences and technology, with materials science, chemistry, and physics predominant. Also clear is that the growth areas include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Research, Researchers
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Zhang, Yi Leaf; Dinh, Trang V. – NACADA Journal, 2017
In recent years, an increasing number of international students have enrolled in engineering programs in U.S. colleges and universities. These students often encounter challenges, and academic advisors play a significant role in international students' academic success. Using a model of intercultural communication competence, we explored attitudes…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Foreign Students, Foreign Student Advisers, Engineering Education
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Wu, Qi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
Although a great deal of literature contrasts the Chinese learner with Western learning conceptions and practice, a closer look at these studies reveals that many are explored through the lens of cultural knowledge and assumptions. The results of these studies generate a distorted understanding of Chinese students. Moreover, students' learning is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Student Advisers, Context Effect, Graduate Students
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Ross, Mitchell; Grace, Debra; Shao, Wei – Educational Review, 2013
This paper investigates higher education (HE) student recruitment practices from the standpoint of market orientation. By adopting the well-established market orientation framework of Narver and Slater [1990, The effect of a market orientation on a business profitability. "Journal of Marketing" 54, no. 4: 20-35], we examine the extent to…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Online Surveys
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Kalfa, Mahir; Yalcin, Haydar – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Aside from "lingua franca" of the current age, technology enhanced language learning is still in its infancy for the less commonly taught languages. Hacettepe TOMER has been teaching Turkish as a foreign/second language to the exchange students for several years though; technology related expectations of the language learners have never…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Turkish, Foreign Student Advisers
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Haugen, Heidi Østbø – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2013
This article explores how Sino-African relations are affected by the growing number of Africans who pursue higher education in China. China actively recruits African university students in order to increase soft power and generate income from the export of education services. Semi-structured interviews with African university students suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Foreign Student Advisers
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Karky, Nandini – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
A qualitative inquiry into the presence of international students in an Indian Technical University, through the voices of the faculty, who are appointed as international students' counselors. A case study methodology was employed with document analysis and interviews to perceive how technical faculty managed students from varying cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students
Sparaco, Kathleen Keenan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study explored the professional experience of international student advisors. The statement of problem for this research was that the professional role of international student advisors has not been clearly defined or understood within U.S. higher education. The research questions asked (1) what encompassed the lived experience of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Foreign Students, Role, College Students
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Xu, Jian – International Education Studies, 2009
International trade in educational services has grown substantially over the past decades. Now it is a billion dollar industry including recruitment of international students, establishment of university campuses abroad, franchised provision and on line education. WTO [World Trade Organization] requires each member nation to make its own schedule…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation, Higher Education
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