ADJUSTMENT AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF UNSOED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Keywords:international students, adjustment, academic achievement
This research is aimed to analyse the adjustment and academic achievement of international students at Jenderal Soedirman University. The writers propose two research questions: How do international students adjust with new environment at Jenderal Soedirman University? And how does better adjustment relate to academic achievement of international students at Jenderal Soedirman University? Qualitative approach is used in this research with interview, observation, and documentation as the data collection techniques. The sources of the data are international students of Jenderal Soedirman University, the staffs of IRO in Jenderal Soedirman University, the lecturers of the economic and business faculty in Jenderal Soedirman University, and the staffs of the international program in economic and business faculty of Jenderal Soedirman University. The findings of the data indicate that the adjustment of the international students in this case follows the U-Curve theory and the better adjustment is related to academic achievement of the international students through the completion of the courses with good GPA. There are many successful factors that contribute to the adjustment and academic achievement of the international students such as well-organized support services, friendship with co-nationals, well-organized international program, and kindness of the society.