International student engagement: An exploration of student and faculty perceptions

Rong Wang, Allison BrckaLorenz

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An increasing number of faculty have brought up questions and concerns about supporting international students’ academic engagement and success. However, little is known about faculty’s approaches to international student engagement and how they may differ from international students’ self-reported engagement at four-year institutions. Using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, both large-scale and multi-institutional datasets, this study explores international student engagement in learning strategies, collaborative learning, and student-faculty interaction as well as international student engagement from the perspectives of faculty and students. Recommendations on supporting international student engagement from an individual faculty level, department level, and institutional level are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1033
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of International Students
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative study
  • Faculty perspectives
  • International student perspectives
  • Student engagement

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