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In spite of the continuing growth in enrollment of Chinese students coming and studying in American higher education institutions, there is a paucity of research about the experiences, transitions and development of Chinese students while attending higher education institutions in the United States. Chinese students have a unique culture background and identity. Their world outlook, views on life and values are different from American students. On the other hand, the new Chinese students also have some other unique characteristics, which come from their age. As a new generation, Chinese students decide to be absorbed into Western culture, while interacting with their own identity and displaying some special personalities, which are different than Chinese students of previous generations. There are bridge programs at University of Dayton designed to support international student transition. The goal of this research is to understand those inherent characteristics combined with newly created identities, exam the existing bridge programs, and find the best ways to help Chinese students transition to American higher education system by hearing their internal voice and story.

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Graduate Research

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Molly A.Schaller

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Counselor Education and Human Services


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Transition Program for Chinese Student at the University of Dayton:A Developmental Perspective and Insight of Intervention for Chinese Student Transition to American Higher Education