Research & Data

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.

Needs Assessment

An overall Needs Assessment was funded and commissioned by the International Student Academic Services Fee committee for 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

2017 Needs Assessment

2016 Needs Assessment

2015 Needs Assessment

Sources of Data

Various Research Studies conducted by Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS) on International Undergraduate Students at Twin Cities:

NOTE: The letter after each study is the abbreviated symbol to indicate the sources of studies for the above findings