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Title:The experiences of international students at ISU
Author(s):ANTH 285_06-06
International Students
Student Organizations
Abstract:This study explores the experiences of international students at ISU and how it shapes their view of friendships and the American culture. The student conducted eight interviews with seven international students from South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Bulgaria, Columbia, and India, and with the international advisor at ISU. The program within ISU was established to help the international students get used to American culture with programs such as the 1) International House, 2) Orientation, and 3) Community Friends. This research illuminates how international students experience a completely different cultural environment through their views of friendships and the American culture.
Issue Date:2006-12-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-08-22

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  • Student Communities and Culture
    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.
  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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