2016 Volume 6(1)


Jan/Feb 2016 ~ Volume 6 Number 1:  [Print] [Online]

Founder/Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Krishna Bista (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA)

• Cover Page • Call for Papers  • Editorial Team  •  Review Panel  • EditorialNew Publications

Table of Contents

  1. International Students’ Social Network: Network Mapping to Gage Friendship Formation and Student Engagement on Campus. By Susannah McFaul, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), 1-13
  2. International and American Students’ Perceptions of Informal English Conversations. By Eun Jeong (Esther) Lee, Claflin University (USA), 14-34
  3. First Year Experience: How We Can Better Assist First-Year International Students in Higher Education. By Zi Yan, Merrimack College (USA), and Patricia Sendall, Merrimack College (USA), 35-51
  4. International Students, University Health Centers, and Memorable Messages About Health. By Heather J. Carmack, James Madison University (USA), Shireen Bedi, Northern Virginia Community College (USA), Sarah N. Heiss, University of Vermont (USA), 52-72
  5. Explaining the Effectiveness of the Contrast Culture Method for Managing Interpersonal Interactions Across Cultures . By Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka, Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), Hanako Suzuki, University of Tsukuba (Japan), Alexis Pusina, Renmin University of China (China), 73-92
  6. Perceived Support as a Predictor of Acculturative Stress Among International Students in the United States. By Jieru Bai, University of Nebraska at Omaha (USA), 93-106
  7. Loyal Tongue, Liberal Mind: International Students’ Experiences on Dietary Acculturation in England . By Novella O’Sullivan, Liverpool Hope University (UK); Farzad Amirabdollahian, Liverpool Hope University (UK), 107-127
  8. International Female Graduate Students’ Experience at a Midwestern University: Sense of Belonging and Identity Development. By Anh T. Le, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA); Barbara Y. LaCost, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA); Michael Wismer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA), 128-152
  9. International Students’ Perceptions of the Value of U.S. Higher Education. By Ewa Urban Western Michigan University (USA); Louann Bierlein Palmer, Western Michigan University (USA), 153-174
  10. International Students in Transition: Voices of Chinese Doctoral Students in a U.S. Research University. By Yi (Leaf) Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington (USA), 175-194
  11. International Students’ Cultural and Social Experiences in a British University: “Such a hard life [it] is here”. By Linda K. Newsome, Arizona State University (USA); Paul Cooper, Brunel University London (UK), 195-215
  12. Student to Scholar: Learning Experiences of International Students. By Yolanda Michelle Palmer, University of Saskatchewan (Canada), 216-240
  13. Investigating the Impact of the Tier 4 Policy on International Students at Private Colleges in the UK. By Abdul Waheed Mughal, Loughborough University (UK), 241-261
  14. Factors that Contribute to the Adjustment of International Students. By Jean Kesnold Mesidor, Florida State University (USA); Kaye F. Sly, Jackson State University (USA), 262-282
  15. A Critical Review of International Students’ Adjustment Research from a Deleuzian Perspective. By Gene Vasilopoulos, University of Ottawa (Canada), 283-307
  16. Do Nondomestic Undergraduates Choose a Major Field In Order to Maximize Grade Point Averages? By Matthew E. Bergman, University of California, San Diego (USA); Barry Fass-Holmes, University of California, San Diego (USA), 308-313
  17. The Self, the Other, and the International Student. By David Starr-Glass, State University of New York – Empire State College (USA), 314-318
  18. Academic Writing for International Students of Business. By Keri Dutkiewicz, Davenport University (USA), 319-321
  19. Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators. By Paige E. Butler, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), 322-324
  20. International Students Dictionary. By Karen Johnson, University of Phoenix (USA) and Lisa Wells, Princess Nora University (Saudi Arabia), 325-328

Editors’ Bios