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Title:Diversity amongst International Students and the General Populations
Author(s):Dai, Zhuoyang; Patel, Chintan; Zulfiqar Ali
Subject(s):International Students; Diversity
Abstract:The intended purpose of this research was to discover the causes for the lack of interaction between international and domestic students at U of I. Once these reasons would be evaluated, students along with the faculty of UIUC, could help and do their part in making our campus more diverse. We researched international students enrolled at UIUC and focused on their social life and academics. More specifically we focused on how international students adjusted to the American lifestyle either by means of interaction with the domestic population or limiting themselves within their own community and other international students. Additionally we also investigated whether academics had a part to play in their decision to befriend and hang out with the people they choose to because people of similar majors can be seen as potential guides through university life. We nterviewed students on campus and handed out surveys. Most of our research was conducted at FAR/PAR and ISR.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET105 Spring 2011 Thomas Herakovich
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-09-14

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    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.

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