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Nishioka, Silvia Alves; Akol, Defne – Journal of International Students, 2019
This mixed-method study examined whether Brazilian students in the US use an indigenous problem-solving practice, "jeitinho," as a coping strategy for acculturative stress. Forty-two participants answered an online survey, which was a culmination of demographic information, the Acculturative Stress Scale for International Students,…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Stereotypes, Student Adjustment
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Ammigan, Ravichandran – Journal of International Students, 2019
This quantitative study investigates the role of satisfaction variables as predictors of institutional recommendation for over 45,000 international students at 96 different institutions globally. Using data from the International Student Barometer, it demonstrates which aspects of the university experience are most significant on students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Educational Experience
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Sevart, Amber; Dean, Shannon R. – Journal of International Students, 2019
In this article we reflect on the similarities and differences among student service offices in the United States versus higher education institutions in Germany. Specifically the "Studentwerk" organization is discussed, which provides student services to institutions across Germany.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Study Abroad, Student Personnel Services
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Ngai, Phyllis Bo-Yuen – Journal of International Students, 2019
Social media has become the window to the world near and far for international students. Apart from socializing and connecting with friends, what educational outcomes can be attributed to social networking sites (SNSs)? This study examines the possibility that intercultural interactions on SNS can serve as a means of developing the transnational…
Descriptors: Social Media, Foreign Students, Interaction, Cultural Awareness
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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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Wall-Bassett, Elizabeth DeVane; Hegde, Archana Vasudeva; Craft, Katelyn; Oberlin, Amber Louise – Journal of International Students, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate an interdisciplinary international service learning program and its impact on student sense of cultural awareness and competence using the Campinha-Bacote's (2002) framework of cultural competency model. Seven undergraduate and one graduate student from Human Development and Nutrition Science…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Cultural Awareness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies
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Li, Jiaqi; Wang, Yanlin; Liu, Xun; Xu, Yusu; Cui, Tingting – Journal of International Students, 2018
This study used a consensual qualitative research method to explore academic adaptation experiences of international students (N = 13) from East Asian countries at a U.S. university. The analysis yielded five domains from the data (challenges, feelings, strategies, suggestions, and self-reflections). Implications for college counselors, university…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Administrators
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Sun, Xiaoyang; Rhoads, Robert A. – Journal of International Students, 2018
This paper examines the experiences of Chinese international students from East Coast University (a pseudonym) in the United States through their participation in a Chinese ethnic-based Christian church (CCC). Employing ethnographic-based fieldwork, the study highlights how Chinese international students see their experiences in CCC as a source of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Experience, Acculturation
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Banda, Roselyn – Journal of International Students, 2018
This article outlines the impact of cultural shock and my way of overcoming it as I migrated to the U.S. as an international student. Often-times, even in academia, where we learn to question and look at things from multiple angles, we essentialize subject positions and as a result silence, alienate, and erase many people. Through the use of…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Blacks
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Zhang-Wu, Qianqian – Journal of International Students, 2018
Using database searches in ProQuest Sociology, Education Research Complete, ERIC, and Google Scholar, this landscape literature review provides research synthesis and analysis on research designs, underlying assumptions and findings of 21 recent peer-reviewed scholarly articles focusing on Chinese international students' experiences in American…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Students, Student Experience, Higher Education
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Lee, Jeongyi; Negrelli, Kathryn – Journal of International Students, 2018
The number of students expanding their academic programs to include learning experiences abroad has been steadily increasing over the past two decades. This study investigates the cultural identification of short-term study abroad participants and its influence on their acculturation process. By means of a widely used acculturation scale, it was…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Acculturation, Study Abroad, Student Experience
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Bartlett, Michelle E.; Han, Wei; Bartlett, James E., II. – Journal of International Students, 2018
Since 1978, when the first group of 50 mainland Chinese students came to the United States for education, increasing numbers of mainland Chinese students have come to the United States to get a degree (Lampton, Madancy & Williams, 1986). In 2009, China surpassed India, becoming the largest source country of international students in the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Hefner-Babb, Theresa S.; Khoshlessan, Rezvan – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative phenomenological study investigated the challenges faced by Iranian students during the admissions process at a mid-size southern university in the United States. Researchers used a convenience sample from Iranian masters and doctoral degree applicants admitted for the 2015-2016 academic year. Using face-to-face interviews…
Descriptors: College Admission, Foreign Students, Phenomenology, Graduate Students
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Amos, Yukari Takimoto; Rehorst, Nicole – Journal of International Students, 2018
The purpose of this practitioner narrative is to identify ways in which meaningful interaction can take place between English learners (ELs) and domestic students in a university setting. In order to learn English effectively, ELs require situations in which they can participate equally in an interaction with a domestic student capable of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Interaction, Peer Relationship, English Language Learners
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Perez-Velez, Karla; Almutairi, Yousef – Journal of International Students, 2017
The authors in this qualitative study explored how Saudi Arabian students selected a teaching focused research institution by examining Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and U.S. national influences, institutional factors, and personal influencers. Despite the continued rise in Saudi Arabian students studying at U.S. universities, limited published research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collectivism, Qualitative Research, Institutional Characteristics
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