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Title: Factors Affecting the Intercultural Adaptation Process of International Students: A Case Study of Vietnamese Postgraduate Students at a Tertiary Institution in Taiwan
Authors: Ngo, Cong Lem
Keywords: Intercultural Adaptation
Academic Affaixs
Socioculturai Issues
International Students
Vietnamese Students in Taiwan
Issue Date: 2019
Series/Report no.: Journal of SociaI Sciences and Humanities;Tập 5, Số 02 .- Tr.163-175
Abstract: The study was conducted to explore challenges Vietnamese postgraduate students were confronted with during their intercultural adaptation process in Taiwan. The participants (N = 28) were administered an open-ended questionnaire, probing into different aspects of their intercultural adjustment, namely academic, psychological and sociocultural issues. Findings indicated regarding academic life, the sojourn students encountered language barriers (both in English and Chinese), new pedagogical approach, examination and publication pressure. Other adjustment problems involved daily cominunication with the local, unfamiliar diet, homesickness, perceived discrimination, and few activities for inteniational students. Implications for relevant stakeholdets were discussed.
ISSN: 2354-1172
Appears in Collections:Khoa học Xã hội & Nhân văn

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