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This is a qualitative, narrative research study examining the stories told by six undergraduate Chinese international students about their transitional journey from a monocultural to multicultural identity. In the interviews, students were asked to reflect on their understanding of self, Chinese culture, and American culture. Students were also prompted to reflect on their past experiences in China leading up to their arrival to the United States as well as those while attending the University of Dayton. The commonalities in their narratives showed evidence of internal motivation to immerse themselves in American culture, in addition to the negative and positive encounters with both Chinese and American students on campus.
Savio Dennis Franco
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, student affairs, School of Education and Health Sciences
"A Journey Towards Multiculturalism: Cultural Identity Development Among Chinese International Students" (2018). Stander Symposium Projects. 1189.