Faculty Advisor

Dollenmayer, David B.


The number of Chinese applicants to American graduate schools has increased by double-digit percentages since 2005. Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s graduate program is comprised of 35% international students from many countries all over the world. This paper examines these students. In addition, it assesses the effectiveness of WPI’s attempts to integrate them into its classrooms and social groups, along with its efforts to prepare American students for collaboration with international students. Furthermore, I will attempt to assess the impact of the WPI admissions process on the students, faculty, and classroom environments on campus. Finally, predictions and recommendations are produced that are aimed at enhancing the integration of Chinese and American students at WPI.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts