The professor should support the international students, plan to intercultural learning with students in the class, motivate them to get rid of their shyness and provide good skills or suitable programs for practicing the language. Universities have also a duty in helping the international students by providing professional tutoring, useful good professors and support programs. But also international students have social issues, which can be the biggest effective in their success. Universities need to understand the social issues to help the international students pass the social issues. To be successful in your academic life you need to be successful in your social life also but if we look at the international student who moved to a different culture and different environment or distinct people there will be some matters can prevent their academic success especially when they feel lonely and homesick.
According to Maureen Snow Andrade (2006) in the article “International students in English-speaking universities”, this article is about adjustment issues and factors for international students, and how this led to adjust academically and socially in the new environment and the new educational techniques. Andrade states that international or foreign students face many limitations and challenges to fit academically and socially in university life and the new culture. In addition, according to Andrade (2006) “Adjustment challenges are primarily attributable to English language proficiency and culture” (p. 131). Students face many adjustment issues like loneliness, homesickness culture shock, lack of English proficiency and lack of participation
As far as the Chinese mothers’ ways of parenting being an effective way of parenting, I would have to say that it may be it is. I don’t think that I would take it to the extreme like they do, but also something determination is the key to success. The Chinese mothers’ ways of parenting may be effective, because it will teach them discipline and it will make their children strive for greater success and to never settle for anything less then what they are capable of. I would have to say that grades are important in a young child education, and they ways the Chinese mothers’ discipline may be what’s best for them, because after all practice does make perfect. But as far as their social life, there ways of parenting may just be too much.
With more and more two-way bilingual immersion schools opening, the rest of the United States should follow suit, basing their programs of... ... middle of paper ... ...ent needs to remain patient, and let the programs teach their children. America’s education system attracts a lot of attention these days as critics blame our shortcomings on students lacking the skills and knowledge to be successful in a changing world with a intertwined global economy. The sooner America recognizes the need to shift to a two-way immersion program, emphasizing learning English and another language, the better off students will be in competing for jobs and for creating a more secure future. Two-way immersion provides academic and neurological growth; it creates opportunities for jobs; and it fosters confidence to play a significant role in today’s global economy. Perhaps, America needs to take a fresh look at the country to recognize as Columbus must have many years ago, “Esta tierra es muy prometedor.” - “this land holds great promise.”
Many college campuses strive to create a diverse environment, be it religious, ethnic, or political differences. These differences enrich the possibility for social movements and provide stimulating dialogue in which people soon become personally invested. The mere fact that one is a North American college student is an advantage because they are receiving a college education in one of the most powerful countries in the world. College students live in an intelligent community which strives for higher knowledge. Academically, students learn about injustices and ways of helping fix them.
Unimpeachably, language barrier is the greatest hurdle for most international students in their adaptation to life overseas. However, they can overcome this obstacle by apprehending the academic expectations, standards and conventions in the American schools. Methodology This research focused mainly on international students from Asian countries such as China, South Korea, Japan and India. Some students from the USA were also incorporated in this research... ... middle of paper ... ...in an effort to ameliorate the experiences of international students during their stay in America: • It is cardinal to carry out rigorous orientation or induction exercises to make crystal clear what is expected of the international students in American learning institutions. • More platforms, in which the international students interact with the home students in groups, should be established.
Curriculum Traditions The American society have had several experimentation on the different kind of education systems and each one has had positive and negative sides. The decision to relook at the education system in place comes from observers who believe that there an identity that speaks of the past and the lesson along the way. This means that the stakeholders in the education system need a fact-finding and evaluation of the values in the current system before recommending a switch to previous system. Traditional curricula and cultural literacy is the most suitable for the Americans. People must be alive with the challenges that give them an identity as early in their learning as possible.
Academic tracking will be more effective and influence a better learning environment for students to succeed in their education. Tracking can especially help high school students as they are figuring out their paths to college and career goals (Akos). The terms ability grouping, homogeneous grouping, and curriculum grouping all have the same concept of placing students into classrooms based off of their academic ability (Datnow 687). Nearly ninety five percent of schools in America use tracking some way in their school (Akos). Since tracking is such a popular theme i... ... middle of paper ... ... Search Complete.
Miss Yue feels that if she had other Chinese students that could help her with her understanding of these words she would have an easier time with her courses and her homework. She feels Iowa State University should help her with her problem. I propose that Iowa State University should establish a team of workers who will supply international students with names of other international students of the same culture, a set time to socialize, and a set place to gather. This new program will help them with their homesickness as well as helping them with the language barrier and also the culture change. Iowa State already has an organization established that is a voluntary program, which matches international students with Americans.
Focusing on American education system, student... ... middle of paper ... ...l students, Chinese foreign students will achieve a well-developed interpersonal relationship and to obtain a better social networking with other students that is beneficial to be a globalized person. In conclusion, Chinese parents assume that Chinese foreign students are expected to solve problems and to move through experiences toward globalization. Also, Chinese parents believe that studying abroad in America is advantageous to assist Chinese students in achieving the delightful life and approaching to be globalized. The evidence is that studying abroad in America provides more opportunities for Chinese students to better access to knowledge and to better obtain global view. Therefore, a trend is notable that Chinese parents are willing to send their children to study abroad in America in order to pursue a better education and achieve personal globalization.