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Saudi students are choosing to pursue higher education at institutions in the United States at an accelerated rate. As a result, it is essential that administration develop ways to better serve this population. The residence halls at American institutions provide a unique challenge for Saudi students because of certain elements of their culture including religion, gender dynamics, and more. Currently, there is a lack of research on this particular topic. In a one hour semi-structured interviews, participants reflected on their experience in the residence halls as well as provided suggestions for future programming and physical space. Information collected through this study provides considerations for college and university administrators when structuring the on-campus residential experience.

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Nasser Razek

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Counselor Education and Human Services


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Can They Ever Feel at Home?: Saudi Student Experiences in Residence Halls