Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)

Cross-cultural Adaptability of International Students in China

Authors
Ruihan Zhou1, Xiaoyan Zeng1, *
1School of Foreign Languages, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Beijing 102249, China
* Corresponding author: E-mail: xiaoyanzeng0313@163.com
Corresponding Author
Xiaoyan Zeng
Available Online 23 November 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.173How to use a DOI?
Keywords
International students; Socio-cultural adaptation; Psychological adaptation; Cross-cultural
Abstract

The continuous and in-depth implementation of the “Belt and Road” initiative has made educational exchanges and cooperation between China and the countries along this route more frequent. Meanwhile, the resulting cross-cultural adaptation problems of international students in China have been increasingly prominent. This paper adopts the research method of survey to investigate the cross-cultural adaptation of the international students at China University of Petroleum (Beijing), and attempts to analyze the cross-cultural adaptability of international students in China from two aspects: socio-cultural adaptability and psychological adaptability. The study finds out that Chinese language proficiency, length of residence, interpersonal skills and environmental changes are the main factors affecting the socio-cultural adaptability of international students; gender, length of time in China, and Chinese proficiency of international students are the factors that affect the psychological adaptability of international students. Finally, this article recommends that universities help international students build their own communities and social networks on campus, uniformly improve the professional capabilities of teaching and administrative staff, and provide online communication platforms to improve the cross-cultural adaptability of international students in China.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
23 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-464-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.173How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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