Title

Perceptions of International Students

Poster Number

19A

Lead Author Major

Psychology

Lead Author Status

Junior

Second Author Major

Psychology

Second Author Status

Sophomore

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Zsolt Palatinus

Faculty Mentor Email

zpalatinus@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Psychology

Graduate Student Mentor Name

Amanda Brown

Graduate Student Mentor Email

a_brown33@u.pacific.edu

Graduate Student Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract/Artist Statement

International students are defined as a student who peruses a higher education in a different country from their own who are only there for educational purposes. Past studies have shown that there are beneficial programs that are offered to international students who help them adjust better to an American curriculum. The results of such studies reveal that international students who are in said programs overall do better academically in an American school system than American students and international students who don’t participate in such programs. Thus, the purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions of university students have on international university students. Participants included 60 university students from University of the Pacific. They were asked to answer two questionnaires which included a demographics questionnaire and a perception survey. On average students took 15 minutes to complete both questionnaires and were taken according to their availability. Data collection is ongoing and will be presented via a poster.

Keywords: international students, perceptions, academics

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

29-4-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

29-4-2017 12:00 PM

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Apr 29th, 10:00 AM Apr 29th, 12:00 PM

Perceptions of International Students

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

International students are defined as a student who peruses a higher education in a different country from their own who are only there for educational purposes. Past studies have shown that there are beneficial programs that are offered to international students who help them adjust better to an American curriculum. The results of such studies reveal that international students who are in said programs overall do better academically in an American school system than American students and international students who don’t participate in such programs. Thus, the purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions of university students have on international university students. Participants included 60 university students from University of the Pacific. They were asked to answer two questionnaires which included a demographics questionnaire and a perception survey. On average students took 15 minutes to complete both questionnaires and were taken according to their availability. Data collection is ongoing and will be presented via a poster.

Keywords: international students, perceptions, academics