The internationalization of American higher education led to the diversification of campuses by attracting talented foreign-born students who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas in the classrooms, expand social networks, and bring new cultural perspectives. A recent report (Institute of International Education, 2016) shows the number of international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities reached 1,043,839 students in 2015/2016. They represent more than 5% of the twenty million students enrolled in U.S. higher education. The share of international students is about 40% for undergraduate studies and 40% for graduate studies, with an additional 20% pursuing non-degree studies and training (Zong & Batalova, 2016). More than 40% pursue science and engineering (S&E) degrees. The quality of U.S. graduate education, better funding opportunities, improved job opportunities (if going back home), interest to experience a new culture, and academic freedom are motivating factors for international students coming to study in the U.S., especially in S&E fields (Hazen & Alberts, 2006).