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Needs of Foreign Students from Developing Nations at U.S. Colleges and Universities.
Final rept. on Phase 2,
IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
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The overall objective of Phase II was to conduct the national survey to assess the needs of foreign students from developing nations at U.S. colleges and universities and to compare importance and satisfaction of their needs by sponsorship categories i.e. AID-sponsored vs. others and other characteristics of students. A multi-stage cluster sample with probability proportionate to size was used to select schools and students in the nation, based on the sampling procedure determined in Phase I. Copies of the questionnaire developed in Phase I were mailed to students chosen in thirty universities. Nearly 1900 students responded to the questionnaire. In every category of needs, need were not satisfied to the level of students expectations, even through most of the needs were satisfied to a certain degree rather than unsatisfied. Needs for practical experience work experience and opportunities to apply knowledge, and anticipated post-return needs were among the least satisfied to the students expectations and the most problematic ones for educational institutions to accommodate. Financial needs and pre-return informational needs were also least met to the students expectations, however meeting these needs was less problematic.
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