An Empirical Study on Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Chinese Overseas Students in Malaysia: Survey of Chinese Students at Segi University, Malaysia
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- One belt one road initiative, expectation and actual situation, cross-cultural adaptation
China has become the world’s largest exporter of study abroad students, under the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Chinese overseas students have more chances to study in the OBOR countries members compare than ever before. However, before planning to study abroad, Chinese students expect that their study and life run would well. When they arrived in the destination of study and spent several months living there, they confronted the real situation or gap between their expectations and the actual situation in the new environment. This current study used cross-culture adaptation theory and model to describe their situation and adaptation. In this study, the results of the qualitative and quantitative research method showed that the differences between expectation and actual situations faced by the Chinese students were caused by some obstacles, such as the English barrier, psychological preparation, and participation in local social life. Furthermore, based on their cross-cultural difficulties, it is technically crucial to provide some countermeasures and suggestions for improving the cross-cultural adaptability of Chinese overseas students.
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TY - CONF AU - SHI Dongqi AU - Adhita Sri Prabakusuma AU - Annissa Manystighosa PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/22 TI - An Empirical Study on Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Chinese Overseas Students in Malaysia: Survey of Chinese Students at Segi University, Malaysia BT - Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 134 EP - 139 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.032 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201021.032 ID - Dongqi2020 ER -