Written Annotated Bibliography

Foust, R.C. (2009). “Students’ Perceptions of the Non-Academic Advantages and Disadvantages of Participation in Advanced Placement Courses and International Baccalaureate Programs,” Adolescence, 44(174), 289-296.

The article focuses on the study of possible non-academic advantages and disadvantages of participation in international baccalaureate programs and advanced placement courses for international students. The author of the article explores non-academic advantages and disadvantages to show that international students seek not only academic development, while studying in the US but also they seek for larger opportunities to establish contacts with American students and to get acquainted with American culture. On the other hand, they may face difficulties with their adaptation to the American lifestyle and the new cultural environment.

Hughes, H. (2010). “International Students’ Experiences of University Libraries and Librarians,” Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 41(2), 77-83.

The author of the article explores possible difficulties international students may face, while studying at the University abroad. One of the major challenges is the work in the library, because students need to use library effectively in the course of their learning. The author stresses that librarians should help international students to learn how to use library and to provide them with larger access to sources available in the library. The effective use of library is particularly important today when libraries move online, while many international students have little experience of using online libraries.

Msengi, C. M. (2011). “International Students: A Comparison of Health Status and Physical Health before and after Coming to the United States,” International Education, 41(1), 59-64.

The author of the article focuses on health issues related to international students learning in the US. The author points out that international students may develop health problems after their move to the US for study at the local University. The physical condition of international students may be deteriorated by the psychological pressure after they move to the US. The author points out that sometimes international students may develop depression after their separation with their family and motherland and the beginning of the life in the new cultural environment. The author also explores changes in the health condition of international students after they come to the US to reveal the adaptation of international students to the life and study in the US.

Yoh, T. (2009). “Motivational attitudes towards participating in physical activity amonginternational students attending colleges in the United States,”Â College Student Journal, 43(3), 931-936.

The article focuses on the involvement of international students of American colleges in physical activities. The author stands on the ground that physical activities are very helpful for the integration of international students into the local community. Therefore, they can help to adapt international students to the life in the US and to integrate them faster in the college community. At the same time, physical activities help international activities to recover physically after they come to the US and to maintain good physical shape.

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