Student Success: Developing An Intervention for Coping Stress Among Chinese International Students

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
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Chinese international students face many challenges in study and life in U.S. higher education institutions. Using Michigan State University as a research site, we found student behaviors may be subject to a subculture that remains unfamiliar to college administrators and faculty. To address these challenges, this study aims to develop an intervention after a clear portrait of various stresses faced by Chinese international students. The implication is to present a model for educational developers designing programs to prepare and educate their faculty and administrators about international students.


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