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ERIC Number: ED326098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Needs Assessment of International Students at Eastern Oregon State College.
Eid, Mamoud Taha; Jordan-Domschot, Theresa
The purpose of the research project was to assess the needs, satisfaction, and concerns of international students attending Eastern Oregon State College. The international student population consisted of students from Micronesia, Netherlands, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Japan, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Canada, Nigeria, China, Bangladesh, Kenya, Hong Kong, West Germany, Nepal, India, Singapore, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Palestine. A total of 85 international students completed the survey, with 29 from Micronesia and 56 from other countries. The 46-item survey collected information concerning needs in seven categories: information, academics, community involvement, interpersonal relationships, English skills, student support, and food and housing. Among the findings were: international students were generally satisfied with their academic advisors, interaction with professors, and understanding of course requirements and the grading system; they wanted to develop more meaningful interaction with community members and groups; they were satisfied with their interpersonal relationships with United U.S. students; language ability was related to academic success; students wanted more opportunities to improve their ability to speak English; and the lack of work opportunities on campus was seen as a major problem. A copy of the survey form is included in the appendix. (25 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A