Friendship Within and Across Borders: Perceptions of Social Networks Among First-Year International Students of Color

Kaleb L. Briscoe, Evangela Q. Oates, Christina W. Yao, Jennifer N. Rutt, Kathleen J. Buell

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Abstract

Establishing social networks can be extremely challenging when international students, particularly those of color, move to a new academic and social environment. We examine the perceptions of social networks among first-year international students of color and how these networks affect their experiences at a predominantly White institution (PWI). This study illuminates participants’ relationships with U.S. domestic students and the power of language, culture, and shared experiences through a longitudinal narrative inquiry. Implications for practice and recommendations for future research are described in-depth for practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-215
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of International Students
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© Journal of International Students.

Keywords

  • first year
  • international students of color
  • language
  • predominantly White institution
  • social networks

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