Exploring Adjustment Challenges of Nigerian International Graduate Students in American Higher Education


  • Taiwo F. Adenuga Morgan State University
  • Krishna Bista


In this study, we focused on Nigerian international graduate and doctoral students studying at a research Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and  their lived experiences during their adjustment and transition to American higher education. Qualitative data were collected using an in-depth interview. The study findings informed higher education administrators and professionals about the adjustment challenges faced by Nigerian graduate students in their transition process and helped create awareness for adequate support services that can help improve in their transition.


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Author Biographies

Taiwo F. Adenuga, Morgan State University

TAIWO ADENUGA, PhD, recently earned her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.. Her major research interests lie in international student affairs and administration, support services available for international students while pursuing a degree in U.S. higher education, and retention and persistence rates of international students in U.S. colleges and universities. Email: omoshalewaadenuga@gmail.com.

Krishna Bista

KRISHNA BISTA, EdD, Professor of Higher Education in the Dept. of Advanced Studies, Leadership & Policy at Morgan State University. He is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international higher education. Email: krishna.bista@morgan.edu



How to Cite

Adenuga, T. F., & Bista, K. (2022). Exploring Adjustment Challenges of Nigerian International Graduate Students in American Higher Education. STAR Scholar Books. Retrieved from https://ojed.org/index.php/gsm/article/view/5321

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