Academic and social (non)integration on campus: Barriers and solutions
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AbstractIn many institutions of higher education across the globe, the number of non-local students continues to rise with the intensification of internationalization efforts. As campuses are becoming more diverse, administrators often assume that this is bringing about meaningful intercultural dialogue on campus; however, many studies have found that this is often not the case as students tend to interact with ‘in-group’ members who share the same ethnicity (Luo & Jamieson-Drake, 2013; Spitzman, 2014). To better understand the internal and environmental barriers to the formation of multicultural friendship networks, a study was conducted at a Hong Kong university, which centered on the academic and social (non)integration of 244 incoming international exchange students. This mixed-method research pinpointed a number of obstacles and facilitating factors that influenced multicultural relationship-building. The findings also helped to formulate practical, constructive suggestions for interventions that could be implemented to foster inclusivity and interculturality on campus.
All Author(s) ListJane Jackson
Name of ConferenceInternational conference of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)
Start Date of Conference05/07/2018
End Date of Conference08/07/2018
Place of ConferenceChicago
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Proceedings TitleInternational Conference of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)
Year2018
Month7
PublisherIAICS
Place of PublicationChicago
Pages6 - 6
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordsacademic integration, socialization, intercultural communication, internationalization

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