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ERIC Number: EJ1180156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8926
Breaking the Silence: Saudi Graduate Student Experiences on a U.S. Campus
Yakaboski, Tamara; Perez-Velez, Karla; Almutairi, Yousef
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v11 n2 p221-238 Jun 2018
Through an exploratory sequential mixed-methods case study of 1 midsize research university, this study models how to use research to assess student experiences of campus climate and then create new opportunities that address their needs on campus. The purpose of this study was to explore Saudi graduate students' experiences and their interactions with U.S. faculty, staff, and students. Participants cited mostly positive interactions with faculty and staff, but limited or negative interactions with U.S. students, including incidents of direct and indirect discrimination, a lack of cultural and religious understanding, and pervasive gender stereotypes for Muslim women who veil. The study offers implications for higher-education administrators and faculty to improve campus climate for 1 population of international students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia; United States
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