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Asempapa, Bridget – Journal of International Students, 2019
Graduate counseling programs in the United States have increased their population of international students. However, limited studies have addressed the challenges of international students, specifically in school counseling programs. Considering the cultural disparities that exist for international school counseling students and the challenges…
Descriptors: Mentors, Supervision, Supervisors, Foreign Students
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Journal of International Students, 2019
This article reports a study that investigated prospective and current Vietnamese international students' motivations to study abroad and their immigration intentions. Analyses of 55 intercept interviews and 313 responses to a survey revealed 12 push and pull factors that motivated students to pursue overseas studies and 18 sociocultural,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Immigration, Vietnamese People
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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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Pazil, Nur Hafeeza Ahmad – Journal of International Students, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore close friendships and intimacy practices of Malaysian students in the context of living abroad. Some of the new close friends, specifically co-national friends in the UK, are perceived as "family" although some of them have not yet acquired family-like qualities in their relationships. Due to the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Friendship, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Hou, Ning; Fan, Jinyan; Tan, James; Stuhlman, Melissa; Liu, Cong; Paez, Gustavo Valdez – Journal of International Students, 2019
The perception of being ostracized in a foreign country is a great obstacle that may lead to international students' strain. The present study aimed to understand ostracism from the perspective of adult attachment. We proposed a moderated mediation model in which attachment anxiety was hypothesized as an antecedent of ostracism and as a moderator…
Descriptors: Barriers, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Mejri, Sami – Journal of International Students, 2019
Guided by the theories of cultural intelligence and social distance, the purpose of this quantitative non-experimental study was to determine whether first-year American-born college students' political party affiliations and cultural intelligence (CQ) relate to their self-reported social distances (SDs) from international students. One hundred…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Political Attitudes, Social Distance, Peer Relationship
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Ryan, Jonathon; Rabbidge, Michael; Wang, Yi; Field, Jenny – Journal of International Students, 2019
While the satisfaction of international students is frequently surveyed, much of this research is based on a very limited range of closed-item data collection methods, producing findings that partially reflect the researchers' assumptions in designing the survey items. Recognizing the potential value in using methods that are more openended and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Xing, Deyu; Bolden, Benjamin – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study employed narrative inquiry to understand the oral English learning motivation of Chinese international students with low oral English proficiency through their academic acculturation stories. Expectancy-value theory served as the theoretical framework to inform the study design and the interpretation of results. Findings suggest all…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jiang, Xiushan; Kim, Dongbin – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study sought to examine whether international master's recipients (IMRs) who graduated from U.S. institutions have different early career outcomes in major and job match, annual earnings, and career satisfaction from their counterpart domestic master's recipients (DMRs). By analyzing combined datasets of National Survey of Recent College…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Masters Degrees
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Grimm, Adam Thomas; Kanhai, Dana; Landgraf, Jessica – Journal of International Students, 2019
In the context of the internationalization of U.S. higher education, millions of international students have come to study at U.S. institutions. Some students, particularly those pursuing advanced degree, bring their spouses. As part of a larger study, we set out to examine the experiences of international student spouses at a Midwestern…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Students, Spouses
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Hanada, Shingo – Journal of International Students, 2019
This study explores the factors of study abroad programs that contribute to cultivating intercultural competence. Through an empirically based quantitative examination of 303 Japanese study abroad students, it attempts to gain an understanding of the factors that enhance the development of intercultural competence. Considering that many previous…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Student Development, Study Abroad
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Rahming, Sophia – Journal of International Students, 2019
This two-year qualitative single critical case study research investigated the stress-related adjustment experiences and academic progression of a female English-speaking Afro-Caribbean collegian in an American postsecondary institution through the lens of the "triple bind" phenomenon and the stress buffer hypothesis. Student development…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Student Adjustment, Acculturation
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Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne – Journal of International Students, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the factors that impact the experience of Caribbean nontraditional adult learners encounter while pursuing higher education in the United States and perceived support systems needed by Caribbean adult learners to be successful. On this premise, this qualitative study was conducted. A total of 15 Bahamian…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, College Students, Latin Americans
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Taylor, Z. W. – Journal of International Students, 2019
As the number of international students attending U.S. higher education institutions has declined 2 consecutive years (Saul, 2018), several institutions are exploring ways to increase international student interest. In Texas, the sociopolitical climate has become increasingly anti-immigrant (Watkins, 2017), leading many international students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Web Sites, Public Colleges, Access to Information
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Sy, Jobila; Cruz, Natalie – Journal of International Students, 2019
This reflective article explores the different experiences of two higher education professionals who utilized intentional reflection to help with the transition to new countries and cultural environments. Both stories focus on how these higher education professionals grappled with challenges of being members of majority and minority groups within…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reflection, Adjustment (to Environment), Higher Education
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