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Journal of International Students, v6 n1 p1-13 2016

Addressing the importance of international student engagement on campus and creating friendships with host-country nationals during their time abroad, this small-scale study explores the question of, "Are there trends in how or through what means international students are making connections with co-national, multi-national, or host-national students?" Semi-structured, qualitative interviews, data collection, social network analysis and a data-representative social network diagram were used to explore this question. Understanding these trends can help with developing student programming that encourages friendship making, cross-cultural workshops, or even provide the foundation and reasoning to strengthen support systems for international students.

Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Social Networks, Semi Structured Interviews, Friendship, Workshops, Trend Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Support Groups, Qualitative Research, Network Analysis, Learner Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes

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Author: McFaul, Susannah

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2984&id=EJ1083259



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