Conducted in the spring of 2000, this study looked at the academic experiences of 6 Asian international students at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management (CSOM). The research employed the case study methodology, with interviews, a classroom observation, and situational recall questionnaires as methods of data collection. The findings indicated culture shock, language barriers, and education shock as variables affecting the adjustment of these students, and are congruent with previous studies in this area. Students desired more preparation for academic expectations as well as the social environment before and during their studies at CSOM. They also asserted the need for increased international interest at CSOM.
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