Vistas Online 2017

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


They Are Here, Now What Do We Do? Recommendations for Supporting International Student Transitions

Ian M. Lértora, Jeffrey M. Sullivan, and Alexis L. Croffie


In this article, the qualitative research literature pertaining to Chinese international students’ transition to higher education institutions in the United States is reviewed. This review of the literature has several implications for career counselors, campus-based counseling professionals, and counselor educators at host universities in the United States. The implications are presented in relation to the literature review process and are further synthesized to reflect the development of a more cohesive student-oriented campus culture.

Keywords: international students, transition support, social integration

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