Creating SkillZone: A Tutoring Program for International Students and Scholars

Jocelyn R. Amenuvor, Miriam E. Saxton


According to the Institute of International Education, international students represent a sizeable portion of the student body within the higher education system of the United States – a total of 886, 052 international students were enrolled in either a public or private institution during the 2013-2014 academic year. However, literature related to tutoring centers built specifically for international students is lacking. As such, it is essential that this specific population be addressed within relevant research. The purpose of this article is to shed light on the current model of an academic support center for international students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


peer tutoring centers; international students; academic support; social support

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