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Korean Journal of General Education 2018;12(6):167-193.
Published online December 30, 2018.
A Study on International Students Academic Adjustment to College : A Preliminary Study of Course Development
Sunyoung Lee, Yoonjoo Na
외국인 유학생의 학업적응 실태조사
이선영, 나윤주
The purpose of this study is to suggest a direction for course development to support undergraduate international students by examining their academic adjustment. For this purpose, 13 international students, 3 professors of foreigner majority majors, and 9 Korean students(tutor) were interviewed first, then a survey developed based on the focus group interview results asked international students about learning status, learning ability, and difficulty in academic performance at a university in Seoul. The main results are as follows. International students were an underprepared state to achieve major related education achievement. Also the results confirmed that there was a perception that all aspects related to learning adjustment were difficult with the exception of some learning skills of indirect affected to academic achievement. Therefore, this study suggests that academic skill education needs to be made by the university that will embrace international students upon the freshmen.
Key Words: international students, academic adjustment, academic performance, curriculum development, academic study skills, liberal art education
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