Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Department

School for Social Work

Keywords

Students, Foreign-Relations-United States, Interpersonal relations, Connection, International students, Qualitative, Relationships

Abstract

This study is an investigation of the experiences of International Students who were enrolled at a college in the Northeastern United States during the 2007-2008 academic year. Participants in this qualitative study were asked to describe their experiences of making and maintaining meaningful connections with friends and family from their home country, fellow International Students, American students, and diaspora populations. Findings of the study provided rich examples of how the participants made and maintained meaningful connections as well as their thoughts and feelings about those connections. The study at hand was intended to provide an overview on which further research can be based to pinpoint the effectiveness of services and programs available at similar colleges.

Language

English

Comments

v, 79 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)-Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2011.