Fall 2011 Volume 1(2)

Fall 2011

Journal of International Students, Fall 2011

[Print] [Online]

Study Abroad/ Reflections
1. A “Pura Vida” Summer in Costa Rica ……………………………………………………..34-35
   Hailie Allen, BS, Arkansas State University (USA)
2. Saturday Diary: Far from Nepal, Pittsburgh Felt Like Home……………………..35-36
    Deepak Adhikari, MA, Agence France Presse ( Nepal)
3. Why Study in Finland: RAMK, SAMK, and PBL.……………………………………….36-37
    Irina Khramtsova, EdD, Arkansas State University (USA)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

4. Language Challenges Faced by International Graduate Students in the
United States
……………………………………………………………………………………………..38-42
    Ya-Hui Kuo, PhD, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages (Taiwan)
5. First Time International College Students’ Level of Anxiety in Relationship
to Awareness of Their Learning-Style Preferences
…………………………………………43-49
    Arlene Shorter Young, DEd, Centenary College, New Jersey (USA)
6. International Students’ Perceptions of Service Quality in the UK Banking
Sector: An Exploratory Study
………………………………………………………………………50-58
    Christopher Bond, MSc & Marc Ting-Chun Hsu, MA
    University of Roehampton, London (UK)
7. Processing First-Year College Writing via Facebook Pedagogy in
Linguistically and Culturally Diverse First-Year Composition Classes
…………….59-63
    Marohang Limbu, PhD, Michigan State University (USA)
8. Character Strengths are Prominent as Mate Preferences of Turkish Students
    Elizabeth M. White, BS; Amy R. Pearce, PhD & Irina……………………………… 64-68
    Khramtsova, EdD, Arkansas State University, AR (USA)

Student Research Articles

9. The Bicultural I: A Social and Cognitive Approach for Understanding the
Psychology of Acculturation
………………………………………………………………………69-72
    Michael Sapiro, MA, John F. Kennedy University (USA)
10. Internet Fraud Problems among Students and Faculty: How to Identify and
Avoid Scams
……………………………………………………………………………………………..72-75
    Gabriel Hudson, BS, Arkansas State University, AR (USA)

Book Reviews

11. Understanding the International Student Experience ………………………………..76-77
    Reviewed by Krishna Bista, Arkansas State University (USA)
12. Intercultural Sensitivity in Foreign Student Advising: A Quantitative
Analysis
……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 77-78
    Reviewed by Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University) and
    Amrita Bhandari (International Faith Theological Seminary), USA
13. Teaching International Students: Improving Learning for All.…………………….78-79
     Reviewed by Lauren M. Griffith, Centeral Michigan University (USA)
14. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students.…………………….. 79-80
    Reviewed by Krishna Bista and Pamela Shultz
Arkansas State University (USA)
15. Strategic Finance for Criminal Justice Organizations……………………………….. 80
    Reviewed by Ernest C. Fields, Belhaven University (USA)