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Title:Crossing the Invisible Line: An International Student's Experience Trying to Engage at the American University
Author(s):Conner, Jenessa; Lee, Sungmin; Nava, Maria; Sohn, Agnes
life history
Korean international students
Abstract:Our podcast was developed from a life history interview we conducted with a Korean international student at the U of I. In our podcast, we focused on the parts of the interview where our interviewee talked about her experiences of racism or isolation from domestic students, and her struggles to make American friends. We contrasted her experience with her brother's, which was much more positive.
Issue Date:2013-04
Course / Semester:EALC 398; Fall 2012
Instructor, Nancy Abelmann
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-04-04

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  • 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.
  • Globalization and the University
    This collection examines the influence of globalization on the university and the university's place in a burgeoning world market for higher education.

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