universities.” This purpose statement explains and justifies the intent of the future research; it sets the objectives and clarifies the main idea of the research study. The NCU Proposal and Dissertation Review Form (DRF) serves as a source reference for additional information regarding purpose statement requirements and appropriate documentation. A series of questions explored the research problem before explaining and justifying the proposed purpose statement. Various sources are utilized in this paper, including different published research materials and Internet articles.
The impact of foreign students on the educational industry in America can’t be ignored both in terms of the financial aspects and the diversity these students bring to American colleges and universities (Institute of International Education (IIE), 2010). However the response to this growing number of international students has been at best apathetic. While there has been a range of different studies completed in the last ten years on concepts such as student stress, cultural stress and other identified stresses that international students contend with when they commence their educational journey in America the reports seem to be unable to find a practical solution to the problem.
This lack of educational model, one that could increase international student success and satisfaction in studying in American institutions, could negatively impact the future of this so far growing business. Given that the IIE (2010) reported that international students contribute almost $20 billion dollars through their tuition expenses and living costs more efforts should be made to ensure that the educational experience for international students is positive and meets their needs.
The research conducted to date has focused on identifying key stresses that international students face when they study in America. While this author has found a wealth of material about international students and the