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Ge, Lin; Brown, Douglas; Durst, Douglas – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study employs ethnographic inquiry to present the lived experiences of Chinese international students while attending the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. The findings display the transformative experiences of this group, including language acquisition, academic and social challenges, and the strategies by which the cultural…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Students, Educational Experience, Asians
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Tang, Xiaokang; Collier, Daniel A.; Witt, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative research was conducted on Chinese international students preparing to study in the United States about their expectation and perception of American universities. It explored motivation for pursuing degrees in the United States, expectations of life in the United States, and plans post-graduation. Findings suggest that these…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
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Montgomery, Kerrie A. – Journal of International Students, 2017
The Chinese undergraduate student population currently represents 12.8% of all international students enrolled in the United States (Institute for International Education, 2015a). In an effort to understand the experiences of this population in their first year of college in the United States, a phenomenological study was conducted using a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Phenomenology
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Huang, Lihe – Journal of International Students, 2015
In this reflection paper, Lihe Huang describes his experience studying abroad in Germany as a visiting scholar. Through the well-designed introductory seminar and study tour arranged by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which provided the grant for Huang's research on foreign languages teaching and intercultural education in Germany, he…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, International Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Leong, Pamela – Journal of International Students, 2015
Using interview data from 11 international students, this paper compares international students' experiences at a single American university, and the acculturation issues that they encountered. The students assessed their experiences at the university, both positive and negative, and discussed their perceptions of American ways of doing things.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Nasirudeen, A. M. A.; Koh, Josephine Koh Wat; Lau, Adeline Lee Chin; Seng, Lim Lay; Ling, How Ai – Journal of International Students, 2014
This study aims to identify the level of acculturative stress and to examine the correlations between acculturative stress or its subcategories and variables such as English language proficiency. The results show that international students were challenged by social interactions, lack of English language proficiency and financial issues. The…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Yang – Journal of International Students, 2014
In this article, the author expresses her thoughts and experiences on studying abroad. Yang Huang explains that studying overseas for international students means a lot--not only being away from home but also experiencing quite a few unexpected difficulties. Studying abroad is full of challenges for every student due to the language barrier,…
Descriptors: Asians, Nurses, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Zhang, Yi; Sun, Jie; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – Journal of International Students, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that impact Chinese female students' intention to study overseas. This study also aimed to understand how these factors impact female students' decision making process. Using a survey questionnaire, data were collected from 96 female undergraduates who enrolled in a 4-year public university…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Females, Factor Analysis, English (Second Language)