Support services to aid international students adjustment to Ball State University

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Show simple item record Kambwa, Arlette T. en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:09Z 2011-06-03T19:33:09Z 1999 en_US 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1999 .K36 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research focuses on exploring the developmental adjustment that international students experience while pursuing an education at Ball State University and the support services available to aid them. The research is both qualitative and quantitative. The research includes surveys of undergraduate and graduate students as well as residential and non-residential students. Past research completed at Ball State University related to international students have explored topics such as faculty behavior, graduate student perceived social support satisfaction, the history of international students, attitudes of American students, hierarchy of adjustment problems as perceived by African students, and evaluating educational credentials. The review of literature utilized as a foundation for this research identifies adjustment issues such as interpersonal relationships, cultural differences, finances, language and academics. The literature also includes suggestions for services related to admissions, counseling, language assistance, academics, financial aid, social outlets and pre-departure orientations. The findings comprise demographics of the Ball State University international students, the adjustment problems they reported experiencing, the support services they have utilized to help them solve their problems and their satisfaction level with the services. The conclusion of the research states numerous suggestions for implementation for the support service offices at Ball State University as well as recommendations for future research. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Secondary, Higher, and Foundations of Education
dc.format.extent 59 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Support services to aid international students adjustment to Ball State University en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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