Education Doctorate

Year Approved


First Advisor

Paulson, Craig


The process of hosting of international students in America started in 1946. Since then, there has been a steady increase of international students attending universities in America. In order to be competitive in the global market for international students, many universities in America created their own unique strategies to gain access to international students. The purpose of this study was to identify the commonly used practices in hosting international students by faith-based universities in Minnesota. The International Student Services Director Survey (ISS-DS) was used to collect the needed data to conduct an independent t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson Correlation on the hypotheses that involves the criteria of academic, cultural, economic, logistical, and social provisions provided for international students. It was the hope that the results from this study may assist faith-based universities in Minnesota to enhance their capacity to effectively serve international students.

Degree Name

Education Doctorate

Document Type

Doctoral dissertation