A study of issues affecting international students at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy in the Naval Postgraduate School
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The NPS mission is "To provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the United States and Allied Forces..." The goal of this study of International Military Students (IMS) at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policyis to identify issues that affect them. A total of 42 IMS participated in the study, out of a possible 59 students from 51 different countries, including four graduating students, 10 new students and 38 current students. Issues that were identified include: lack of information on NPS before coming to Monterey, some students do not select their curriculum, some students have insufficient skills in speaking and writing English, heavy workloads, unfamiliarity with IMS ranks by US students and faculty, and the high cost of living.
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