Title

Encountering American Higher Education: First-Year Academic Transition of International Undergraduate Students In the United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2022

Department

Educational Research and Administration

School

Education

Abstract

This study explored how international undergraduate students perceive their academic transition into American higher education. Schlossberg’s (1984) 4S Transition Theory served as the framework for exploring what academic challenges, if any, international students experience during their first year of undergraduate studies in a new cultural and educational setting. The findings revealed that students’ academic transition into the U.S. higher education was characterized by difficulties in understanding the academic system of their new environment; overcoming educational, instructional and pedagogical differences; building social relationships with domestic students; and receiving the support necessary from the appropriate institutional services.

Publication Title

Journal of Global Education and Research

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

148

Last Page

165

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