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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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.
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Education|
|Group:||School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Deposited By:||Lorraine Brown|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2008 18:06|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:46|
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