Partners of international students at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Pivi, Ilaria (2014) Partners of international students at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study investigates the lived experiences of the partners of international students of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in relation to gender and race to address three research goals: (1) to explore partners’ lived experiences in St. John’s; (2) to examine the structural constraints that hinder partners’ full participation within the community where they live; and (3) to offer recommendations to the International Student Advising Office (ISA) of MUN for service implementations. The findings of this study suggests that the experiences of the international students’ partners are gendered and racialized with respect to childrearing, parenting responsibilities and access to local services, such as English as a Second Language classes and public transportation. Furthermore, the findings support the literature that notes structural barriers influence partners’ ability to locate and access paid employment in their area of expertise and engage with the community in general.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8318
Item ID: 8318
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-83).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Gender Studies
Date: December 2014
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: St. John's (N.L.)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Memorial University of Newfoundland--Foreign students; Foreign students' spouses--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's--Social life and customs; Foreign students' spouses--Services for--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Women immigrants--Services for--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's

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