The initial stage of the international sojourn: Excitement or culture shock?

This source preferred by Immy Holloway and Lorraine Brown

Authors: Brown, L. and Holloway, I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/4897/

Journal: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Volume: 36

Pages: 33-49

ISSN: 0306-9885

DOI: 10.1080/03069880701715689

This paper presents findings from an ethnographic study of the adjustment journey of international postgraduate students at a university in the South of England, which involved interviews and participant observation over a twelve-month academic year. It was discovered that the initial stage of the sojourn was not characterized by feelings of excitement, as suggested by the U-Curve model (and its successors): though such feelings were present, they were overwhelmed by negative symptoms more commonly associated with culture shock. The implications of these findings for support structures in Higher Education are discussed.

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Authors: Brown, L. and Holloway, I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/4897/

Journal: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Volume: 36

Issue: 1

Pages: 33-49

eISSN: 1469-3534

ISSN: 0306-9885

DOI: 10.1080/03069880701715689

This paper presents findings from an ethnographic study of the adjustment journey of international postgraduate students at a university in the South of England, which involved interviews and participant observation over a 12-month academic year. It was discovered that the initial stage of the sojourn1 was not characterised by feelings of excitement, as suggested by the U-curve model (and its successors): though such feelings were present, they were overwhelmed by negative symptoms more commonly associated with culture shock. The implications of these findings for support structures in higher education are discussed.

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Authors: Brown, L. and Holloway, I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/4897/

Journal: BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

Volume: 36

Issue: 1

Pages: 33-49

ISSN: 0306-9885

DOI: 10.1080/03069880701715689

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