Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Construction and Operations Management
The growing international educational marketplace attracts students from all over the world. These students not only bring economic benefits to the host countries, but bring their cultures and languages as well. However, international students face challenges and have needs and expectations when studying abroad. They often do not know how to find services or information they need across the university to adjust smoothly in this new environment. Meanwhile, the host universities may not fully address these international students’ special needs because they have limited useful information to understand these students. This researcher conducted a study seeking to identify international students’ concerns, perceptions and needs as they arrive on campus and as they progress through their studies at South Dakota State University (SDSU). With analysis of the data gathered from international students, the researcher gained a clearer understanding of their concerns regarding their personal, cultural, social, and academic expectations. This research concludes with recommendations for programs and services in order to enhance our international students’ satisfaction here at SDSU.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Students, Foreign -- Education (Higher) -- South Dakota -- Brookings
Student affairs services -- South Dakota -- Brookings
South Dakota State University -- Foreign students -- Attitudes
South Dakota State University -- Foreign students -- Services for
South Dakota State University -- Foreign students -- Social networks
South Dakota State University. Office of International Affairs
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-66)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2016 Xiaoyu Guo
Guo, Xiaoyu, "A Descriptive Study of International Students’ Needs and Service Satisfaction at South Dakota State University" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1064.