The study will focus on the students who are admitted at Arkansas Tech University. The research will also focus on some personal concerns that international students face such as racial discrimination, depression, homesickness and loneliness, which may often lead to psychological challenges such as stress.
The inception of higher education opportunities for the international students in the US, as well as other countries simply came after the events of the post-World War 2. After the establishment of the Fulbright Act in the United States in 1946, a large number of international students have been attracted to take up more established programs offered in most of the universities (Schwietz, 2006). Equally important, there has been an increase of Saudi Arabian international university students seeking higher education opportunities in Arkansas Tech University in the United States. Various researchers have examined the violence triggers experienced by the international students during the cause of their learning. However, based on a review of most of the literature, there is a clear indication that most of the research regarding international students has focused more on international students originating from Asia. Despite this, there is little that is known regarding the challenges that international students from Middle East face, especially with Saudi Arabia international students (Shaw, 2010).
Domestic violence, which was previously regarded as a private matter is presently recognized as a human rights and global issue. In the case of international students, majority of them may face abuse because they may find it difficult to report to the authorities. Surveys done in the US have shown that domestic violence is mainly common among university students. Domestic violence is known to have some major consequences for international students (McCue, 2008).