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ERIC Number: EJ758090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 29
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Welcome to America? International Student Perceptions of Discrimination
Lee, Jenny J.; Rice, Charles
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v53 n3 p381-409 Mar 2007
This research explores the experiences of international students at a research university in the U.S. Southwest. Based on interviews of a sample of 24 students from 15 countries, we consider a range of difficulties they encounter which runs from perceptions of unfairness and inhospitality to cultural intolerance and confrontation. Utilizing the conceptual framework of neo-racism to explain many of their experiences, we organize our analysis and discussion around their words and the contexts in which the difficulties they encounter emerge. We find that not all of the issues international students face can be problematized as matters of adjustment, as much research does, but that some of the more serious challenges are due to inadequacies within the host society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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