Career development for international students studying at a two year community college in the Midwest, US

Abstract

 Presenter (s) Yi jung Wu & Xiaoli Jing University of Wisconsin Madison & McGill University

U.S. higher education has been tremendously successful in attracting international students from developing countries in recent decades (Institute of International Education, 2018). In the 2017-2018 academic year, 1.1 million international students studied at a U.S. postsecondary and higher education institution (Institute of International Education, 2018). It should be noted that in addition to the increased number of international students at four-year institutions, two-year community colleges have also been accepting an increased number of international students (Zhang, 2016). Upon completing their studies at two-year colleges, international students who choose to stay in the U.S. face many challenges, one of which is getting employed within three months in accordance with US immigration policy. This paper seeks to understand the challenges that international students face, career services that community colleges provide, and the initiatives that students take for their career preparation.

1 Response

  1. Colleen

    This is a very interesting and unique topic to consider. I am curious if it was difficult to find research specifically on international students at community colleges for your literature review. Additionally, I wonder what the rate is for international students that want to say in the U.S. in comparison to those that only want to complete a two year degree in the U.S.. Thank you for putting together this interesting poster!

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