Lived-In Experiences of International Students in Indian University: Enculturation, Emigration & Resilience

Authors : Dr. Deepak Sethi; Amrita A. Sivasanker; R. Sree Raja Kumar

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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The idea that high-quality higher education is essential for long-term human growth is apparent in the modern world. Learning analytical and problem-solving skills through higher education eventually aids in the development of intellectual curiosity and character in people. Our objectives with the study was to explore the lived in experiences, their emigration, cultural differences and coping mechanism adopted by foreign students studying in Sharda University. In this qualitative study we interviewed 10 international students enrolled in the selected university to understand: (a) The process of migration from native country to India. (b) The cultural challenges they faced here. (c) The adapting strategies followed by students to cope in host country. We identified “different education system ” , “cultural differences”, “different food preferences”, “ looted by local vendors & autos” as the challenges faced by the students and themes such as “learned to cook” , “ dependent on food delivery”, “ positive attitude”, “friendly professors” as most noteworthy coping techniques adopted by the students related to cross-cultural transitions. This research may be helpful in providing market intelligence to Indian higher education policy makers and university administrators.

Keywords : International Students, Challenges, Resilience, Host Country, Emigration.


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