Cross-cultural Adaptability of International Students in China
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- International students; Socio-cultural adaptation; Psychological adaptation; Cross-cultural
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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TY - CONF AU - Ruihan Zhou AU - Xiaoyan Zeng PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/23 TI - Cross-cultural Adaptability of International Students in China BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 645 EP - 651 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.173 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.173 ID - Zhou2021 ER -