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

Brown, L. and Holloway, I., 2008. The initial stage of the international sojourn: excitement or culture shock? British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 36 (1), pp. 33-49.

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DOI: 10.1080/03069880701715689

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0306-9885
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Group:School of Tourism
ID Code:4897
Deposited By:Lorraine Brown
Deposited On:21 Feb 2008 18:06
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:46

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