Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Conference on Education, Management, Arts, Economics and Social Science (ICEMAESS 2018)

A study on Chinese international students’ social life in American Universities

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Hanning Ma
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Hanning Ma
Available Online November 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icemaess-18.2018.147How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cross-cultural, identity, socio-cultural adjustment
Abstract

Based on the personal experience of upperclassman and previous research, it is common for Chinese students studying abroad to build their own social circle. Most students lack interactions with people from western countries. The following paper a study was conducted to further investigate the reasons for this phenomenon and Chinese students’ attitude towards this situation. Five interviews and ninety-eight surveys were distributed to Chinese students who are studying in United States. The results reveal that a large proportion of them hold the point that making friends depends on various factors, not only their nationalities. We can use this knowledge to help students who attempt to study in a foreign environment adapt to the new setting quickly and adjust their mental conditions better.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Conference on Education, Management, Arts, Economics and Social Science (ICEMAESS 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-617-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemaess-18.2018.147How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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