Wait! We Are Not Part of the Minorities?: International Students on American College Campuses

dc.contributor.author Yan, Lu (Wendy)
dc.date 2018-02-18T09:29:59.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:27:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:27:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-03
dc.description.abstract <p>With nearly a million international students enrolled in U.S. universities and colleges during the 2014-2015 academic year (Open Doors Data, 2015), American campuses are becoming more diverse than ever. Studies have shown that universities and colleges are helping international students ease into American culture (Cemalcilar, 2008; Zhou, Jindal-Snape, Topping & Todman, 2008). However, international students are still facing isolation, exclusion and even discrimination (Lee & Rice, 2007). The current research investigates international university students’ American experiences in terms of their sense of belonging in American culture. The study uses a phenomenology qualitative approach in which 12 international university students at a large Midwestern university were interviewed and their experiences are analyzed through system justification theory (SJT; Jost & Banaji, 1994; Jost, Banaji, & Nosek, 2004; Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, & Sulloway, 2003). The results of the study help promoting mutual understanding among students within and beyond academia, and also decolonizing knowledge about nations and borders. Diversity and multiple ways of knowing are invaluable (Wood, 1989); thus, inclusion of international students’ perspectives will help us create a collective and transformative consciousness in today’s multicultural and globalizing American society.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/iscore/2017/presentations/6/
dc.identifier.articleid 1010
dc.identifier.contextkey 10069340
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/50002
dc.relation.ispartofseries Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)
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dc.subject.disciplines Disability and Equity in Education
dc.subject.disciplines Ethnic Studies
dc.title Wait! We Are Not Part of the Minorities?: International Students on American College Campuses
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