Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Lucinda A. Soltero-Gonzalez
This paper reports on an exploratory research study conducted about faculty perspectives of the struggles international students who are learners of English as a foreign language encounter at a U.S. university and the factors leading to their success. Semi-structured interviews with faculty and advisors revealed linguistic, cultural, academic, social, and personal struggles. Factors of success identified mirrored student struggles. Faculty and advisors also reported on recommendations for additional support services for students and institutional changes that should be made.
Webb, Summer Ariel, "An Exploratory Study of Faculty Perspectives of the Challenges and Successes of Undergraduate International Students who are Learners of English as a Foreign Language" (2014). School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 44.