Center for Research on Abroad and International Student Engagement


To understand and enhance the experiences, engagement, and development of abroad and international students

Driving Questions

  • How can students maximize growth and engagement through the abroad experience?
  • How can universities support international students’ engagement and development?
  • How can global competency increase engagement across cultures and backgrounds?

Active Projects

Recent Publications

Kiang, L., Brunsting, N. C., Zachry, C., He, Y., Takeuchi, R., & Tevis, T. (in press). Identity fusion of international students with different social groups and well-being outcomes: A longitudinal study. Journal of Studies in International Education. doi: 10.1177/1028315320932320

Brunsting, N. C., Zachry, C. E., Liu, J., Bryant, R., Fang, X., Wu, S., & Luo, X., (in press). Sources of perceived social support, social-emotional experiences, and psychological well-being of international students. Journal of Experimental Education. doi:10.1080/00220973.2019.1639598

Luo, Z., Wu, S., Fang, X., & Brunsting, N. C. (2019). International students’ perceived language competence, domestic student support, and well-being at a U.S. university. Journal of International Students, 19, 954-971. doi: 10.32674/jis.v0i0.605