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ERIC Number: EJ1094884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Challenges for Global Learners: A Qualitative Study of the Concerns and Difficulties of International Students
Gautam, Chetanath; Lowery, Charles L.; Mays, Chance; Durant, Dayan
Journal of International Students, v6 n2 p501-526 2016
The authors in this study seek to inform academia about international students' experiences and challenges while attending universities in Small Town USA. Despite their eagerness to study in the United States (U.S.), international students are faced with setbacks that many universities fail to recognize or realize. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of students using questions based on information from the literature and an initial survey. The themes that emerged from the data analysis were language, jobs/finances, transportation, assimilation, religious interactions, and identity. Findings emphasize the imperative to understand the challenges these students face as they continue their educational journeys in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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