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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

Higher Education Administration: Ed.D.


Educational Administration and Higher Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Steven McCullar

Second Advisor

Michael Mills

Third Advisor

Mana Komai

Fourth Advisor

Luis Estevez

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This qualitative research explored the experiences and needs of undergraduate Bangladeshi international students studying in the United States. The purpose of this research was to understand the needs of undergraduate Bangladeshi international students so college campuses could best serve this population. Eleven undergraduate Bangladeshi international students at an Upper Midwest regional comprehensive university participated in this qualitative research study. This researched showed that while studying in the United States undergraduate Bangladeshi students experience academic stressors such as: academic performance expectations, classroom norms, student relationships with professors, student to student relationships. They also experience sociocultural stressors such as: culture shock, social isolation, racial discrimination, and financial concerns. Language barriers cause stress in both academic as well as in sociocultural situations.



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