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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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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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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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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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Ghazarian, Peter G. – Journal of International Students, 2016
In this study, the author focuses on the issue of country image in destination choice. To examine the relationship between these two variables, the study tests whether mainland Chinese who favor a destination as their ideal first choice for study abroad have a significantly more positive view of that destination's country image than their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Correlation