INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEEDS: EXPERIENCES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONTENT OF AN ONLINE PLATFORM

Zeynep Yurtseven Avci

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This study was conducted with graduate students from eight different countries who study at College of Education at a public university in United States to guide the design and structure of an online platform. For this purpose, the challenges and difficulties that international students face, their coping strategies, and suggestions were investigated. Majority of the participants embraced the idea of having a platform, Moodle site, available just for the international students in the college for building a community to communicate around similar needs and interests. Most reported concepts that they would like to see in the Moodle are career development, financial resources, and academic conferences related to their field.

 

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internationalization, mobile student, coping strategies, international student needs, online platform

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