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The number of Muslim Saudi female students is increasing at American institutions. This qualitative research explored the Muslim Saudi female student’s development, successes, and learning experiences at a Catholic institution. The main purpose of the research is to assist Privet Catholic institution in the United States to support the essential needs of Muslim Saudi female students. This research is going to provide valuable information which will help administrators, professors and students to understand the Muslim Saudi female student. Themes included: respect of other religions, meaning in catholic universities engaging Muslim Saudi female students, and the influence of the Intensive English program in helping Muslim Saudi female students. Challenges included: The language barrier; adjusting to the life style and the environment surrounding, developing and engaging at the university campus. Findings can be utilized to better support this growing group of students to ensure their assimilation into campus life while achieving their articulated academic goals.

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Graduate Research

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Abd El Nasser A Abd El Razek

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Counselor Education and Human Services


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