Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Michael Jerald

Second Advisor

Diane Larsen-Freeman


Foreign graduate students have specific needs and problems. They should be provided with adequate information before and at the time of arrival in the United States. This information has been gathered from the foreign graduate students at Rutgers University and has been put together by the author who is a foreign student himself.

The statistics in this handbook, which are gathered by both in-depth interview and random sampling, clarify the needs and problems of the students in question. They deal with cultural, educational, financial, political, religious, and other general problems; and tell us the degree of assistance different sources provide in response to the problems.

Since the content and even the procedure of the survey done in this paper have been initiated by the author, they can be considered as a valid case for further study and research in this area. This paper is intended to benefit foreign graduate students especially those at Rutgers University and whoever has some contact with foreign students.


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