Examining the transitional experiences of international students studying in Westcoast (BC) Canada

Bamgboye, Toyosi (2022) Examining the transitional experiences of international students studying in Westcoast (BC) Canada. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Drawing upon previous research around the transitional experiences of international students studying abroad, this research examines the transitional experiences of African International students studying in British Columbia, Canada. These transitional experiences could be cultural, academic, social, or financial. The main aim of this research is to investigate transitional experiences and to give the participants a voice. I interviewed six African undergraduate students regarding their transitional experiences while studying in British Columbia using a case study methodology. This research shows that all six of the students were concerned about their experiences in British Columbia, including at the university, and discusses potential remedies for future incoming students. The students’ stories communicated that current deficiencies hinder students’ ability to transition appropriately to their environment. This research aims to increase awareness among universities, educators, and society about the circumstances that adversely affect African international students studying in British Columbia by exploring these inadequacies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/15912
Item ID: 15912
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-65)
Keywords: transitional experiences, university inadequacies, international, African international students, British Columbia, West Coast Canada
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: August 2022
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.48336/7EEV-RH26
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Students, Foreign--Education (Higher)--British Columbia; African students--British Columbia; Intercultural communication--British Columbia; Cultural competence--British Columbia

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