The number of students who travel abroad to pursue their degrees is increasing (Mori, 2000). Given the diversity of cultural contexts and the language barrier, it is more difficult for international students to be involved in their new schools than native students. Many schools are struggling to help international students adapt to new environments. However, there is little research on the development of international students’ identification. This is an urgent problem that schools and international students are trying to understand and solve. This research with five Chinese international graduate students at the University of Alabama indicates that schools should explore more targeted activities to help international students to develop organizational identification.
Education and Learning in a World of Difference
Master Student, Communication Studies, The University of Alabama, United States