308 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the phenomena of transition, adjustment, and transformation among adult graduate students from India, who made the transition to a University in the southwestern part of the United States. Phenomenological data analysis generated four themes: individual experiences, situational experiences, coping strategies/suggestions, and personal transformation. Under the individual and situational experiences, the participants described their experiences related to their general and university lives in United States. Under the coping strategies/suggestions theme, suggestions were provided to overcome challenges related to the transition. Under the personal transformation theme, students mentioned how their lives transformed as a result of their transition to the United States.