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International Student Retention in U.S. Higher Educations Institutions

[Speaker] Dai, Jie:1
[Co-author] Jing, Yuan:1
1:University of Kentucky (United States of America)

The United States has historically been a country of choice for international students. Along with a rapid growth in recent years in international student enrollment, the number of international students leaving the institutions without completing a degree is also on the rise. Seidman's (2005) formula is based on two elements: identification and intervention. Specifically the formula states, "retention= early identification + (early + intensive + continuous) intervention"(p.296).Seidman's formula for retention offers a viable approach for improvement in the area of international student support: Identify the needs and apply appropriate, focused intervention.
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