Title

"RU Ready?" Academic Success Program for First-Year International Undergraduate Students from China at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Embargo Period

5-11-2018

Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Raymond Young

Abstract

The United States has a rich history of welcoming students from all over the world to engage in academic and cultural learning at institutes of Higher Education. These institutions have seen dramatic shifts in international students’ countries of origin. This has added to the cultural richness of higher education in the US. It has also posed challenges for administrators to support success in all students, regardless of their educational background. In recent years, a large number of international students from China have enrolled in US colleges and universities, bringing with them their unique educational experiences. This has led to academic difficulties and a low retention rate of Chinese international students. This capstone links research on the educational theory and practice in China in China and difficulties faced by Chinese international students in the US with an assessment of needs from professionals in the field to create a short-term pre-enrollment program for first-year undergraduate students from China. The “RU Ready? Academic Success Program for First-Year International Undergraduate Students from China at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey” is designed to be a comprehensive and engaging opportunity for first-year undergraduate Chinese students to be exposed to academic expectations of the US classroom and offer support in students’ personal, social, and cultural development, leading to success at Rutgers University and beyond.

Disciplines

Academic Advising | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Counselor Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | First and Second Language Acquisition | International and Comparative Education | Language and Literacy Education | Other Education | Other International and Area Studies | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education | University Extension

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