U.S. institutions of higher education must increase their awareness of international student issues, and International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource reviews related research and highlights creative solutions and programming for the successful support of international students. The book provides practical, hands-on, broadly applicable solutions to addressing international student issues. Additionally, it serves as a practical guide for identifying and adopting best practices for serving international students.
Maureen S. Andrade has extensive experience teaching ESL and TESOL courses. She is a former department chair and ESL program director at Brigham Young University Hawaii, and a former editor of the TESL Reporter. Her professional interests include teaching English for academic purposes, content-based language instruction, program assessment, and adjustment and retention issues for international students. Norman W. Evans is a faculty member in the Linguistics and English Language department at Brigham Young University. He has spent much of his career working with international students in a variety of capacities as an English language teacher, writing center coordinator, ESL program administrator, and TESOL teacher trainer.
Chapter 1 The International Student Picture 2 Adjustment Issues 3 Keys to Persistence: International Students in Higher Education 4 Recruitment 5 Orientation 6 English Language Programs and Academic Support 7 Social Support 8 Intercultural Adjustment and Learning 9 Immigration and Legal Issues