Publication Date

1999

Abstract

For approximately 550 new international students, Fall Semester 1996 began in late August at Michigan State University. They arrived on campus to begin their educational experience, starting with orientation to campus, the community, and the U.S. educational system. This study will take an in-depth look at the 1996 New International Student Orientation at Michigan State University using theories found in the field of students services, particularly international students services, and how three groups of students (those who attended the orientation, those who did not, and those who assisted in orientation) perceived this program. These perceptions are analyzed and serve as the basis for an evaluation of the program and recommendation for the future.

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