Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The United States is the leading host nation for foreign students in the world, with more than 325,000 students from other nations enrolled in our schools (Altbach, 1986). The largest and fastest growing group by region of origin is the group of Asian students in the U.S. (Agarwal & Winkler, 1985). Over half of the foreign students in the U.S. today can be included in this group. For the purposes of this paper, a foreign student is defined as 11 a citizen of another country pursuing education in a U.S. school requiring a high-school diploma or its equivalent" (Agarwal & Winkler, 1985, p. 510). The spectrum of needs of these foreign students includes emotional, physical, intellectual, financial, and career concerns. Student services professionals on college and university campuses must develop special skills to be effective with this group of non-traditional students. The following review of the literature is supplemented by summaries of interviews conducted with foreign students enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa in the Spring of 1987.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Jack F. Kimball
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©1987 Margaret Koczan Washut
Washut, Margaret Koczan, "Adjustment problems of foreign students attending colleges and universities in the United States and recommended actions for student services professionals" (1987). Graduate Research Papers. 3479.