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ERIC Number: EJ887140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6605
Exploration of Dominican International Students' Experiences
Urban, Ewa L.; Orbe, Mark P.; Tavares, Nayibe A.; Alvarez, Wilfredo
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v47 n2 p233-250 2010
Research demonstrates that the experience of international students on U.S. university campuses is replete with cultural, social, relational, work-related, and linguistic challenges (e.g., Reynolds & Constantine, 2007). This study explored the experiences of international students from the Dominican Republic as they adjusted to campus life at two public U.S. universities where they were awarded scholarships. Phenomenological methodology was utilized to explore Dominican students' lived experiences and hear their voices both individually and collectively. Focus groups served as a method through which male and female international students recollected their lived experiences. The thematic insights generated through the study are used to provide recommendations for university administrators committed to enhancing the international student experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Dominican Republic