Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Mechanical Engineering; Industrial Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering

College

College of Engineering

Project Advisor

Brain DeWall

Project Advisor's Department

English

Description

The current orientation manual provided by ISU is the same for all new students, leaving many problems unsolved for international students. This project is designed to help new international students for a better transition to living in Ames, Iowa. To collect opinions about what they would expect from this project, surveys and interviews were first conducted with current ISU international students, Chinese high school students, and an instructor from the ISU Intensive English and Orientation Program. This manual contains steps of accomplishing different tasks and answers of various questions in travel preparation, medical matters, accommodation and much more. To make this 78-page manual easier to read, it is written in a chronological order and hyperlinks are created for easier information retrieval. Knowledge about American culture and holidays, as requested by many interviewees, are spread throughout the manual in text boxes. Relevant comics and pictures also make the manual fun to read. A survey conducted after the completion of this manual let the participants compare the current official manual with this manual. Participants believed if they had read this manual in the first place they would have a better transitional period. Participants also strongly recommended this manual to new international students.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Orientation Manual for International Students at ISU

The current orientation manual provided by ISU is the same for all new students, leaving many problems unsolved for international students. This project is designed to help new international students for a better transition to living in Ames, Iowa. To collect opinions about what they would expect from this project, surveys and interviews were first conducted with current ISU international students, Chinese high school students, and an instructor from the ISU Intensive English and Orientation Program. This manual contains steps of accomplishing different tasks and answers of various questions in travel preparation, medical matters, accommodation and much more. To make this 78-page manual easier to read, it is written in a chronological order and hyperlinks are created for easier information retrieval. Knowledge about American culture and holidays, as requested by many interviewees, are spread throughout the manual in text boxes. Relevant comics and pictures also make the manual fun to read. A survey conducted after the completion of this manual let the participants compare the current official manual with this manual. Participants believed if they had read this manual in the first place they would have a better transitional period. Participants also strongly recommended this manual to new international students.