International Students at Risk: The College Experience and Basic Needs Insecurity- Kayla Fugate

My capstone project investigates the prevalence and factors contributing to basic needs insecurity among International Students at the University of New Mexico. It uses data collected by the UNM Basic Needs Project in 2020 after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and examines how International Students at UNM are able to access needed food and housing. My project examines the data to highlight the International Student experience at the University of New Mexico and understand why they experience basic needs insecurity at a higher rate. My deliverable will be an academic poster that reveals the unique challenges that exacerbate their basic needs, including alienation, financial distress, and choosing between education and basic needs.

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