The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has worked hard to understand the international student experience. Over the past decade, our graduate international student population has remained fairly consistent, while the undergraduate international student population has increased from 500 to more than 2,600.
During the past three academic years, different data and research projects were conducted to better understand the needs and challenges of international students, with significant focus on undergraduate students. That information is below.
We encourage you to explore the summaries and findings to gain insights about the projects as well as connections to the work in your unit. Topics include best practices, listening sessions, career services, etc.
An overall 2016 Needs Assessment was funded and commissioned by the International Student Academic Services Fee committee.
For questions about this data or for specific collegiate/unit data, please contact Xi Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sources of Data
Various Research Studies conducted by Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS) on International Undergraduate Students at Twin Cities:
- 2016 Needs Assessment
- 2015 Needs Assessment
- Seeking Best Practices for Integrating International and Domestic Students (I)
- International Student Barometer (ISB) results (ISB)
- Listening Sessions with UMN Departments (LS)
- Office of Student Affairs Listening Sessions (OSA)
- Survey of Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) 2014 (SERU)
- Study of the Educational Impact of International Students in Campus Internationalization (EI)
- South Korean Undergraduate International Students' Experiences (SK)
- Career Services for Undergraduate International Students (CS)
- Student Voices: A Report on First Year Experience of International Undergraduates (SV)
- First-Year Student Thriving Quotient Survey (TQ)
- Everfi Courses Responses (Evfi)
- Academic Impact of Compulsory Military Services on Korean Male International Students (KMS)
- Supporting Non-Native English Speakers at the University of Minnesota: A Survey of Faculty & Staff
- Instructional Practices Facilitating Cross-National Interactions in the Undergraduate Classroom
(NOTE: The letter after each study is the abbreviated symbol to indicate the sources of studies for the above findings)