Publication Date

2012

Degree Name

MA in International and Intercultural Management

First Advisor

Janet Thomas

Abstract

The United States continues to host more international students than any other country in the world. According to the recent Open Doors 2010/11 report published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by five percent to 723, 277 during the 2010/11 academic year (Open Doors, 2011). Currently, there are approximately 2, 724 international students studying in colleges and universities across New Mexico (Open Doors, 2011). As the number of international students increases at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), located in Espanola, New Mexico, it becomes more crucial to have a structure in place to support these students, especially as they encounter many adjustment issues.

In this Capstone, the International Programs Intern examines the overall needs of international students at Northern New Mexico College and designs an International Student Handbook that addresses those needs. It will pay special attention to the information gathered through the Needs Assessment conducted with international students at Northern New Mexico College.

Disciplines

Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | International and Comparative Education | Other Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services