The Cultural Adaptation Process of Chinese International Students in the United States
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- cultural adaptation; Chinese international students; United States
Studying abroad exposes Chinese students to diverse cultural environments. Acculturation refers to adjusting individuals to distinct cultural patterns, meanings, and values, considering aspects such as language, culture, and background. Increasing numbers of Chinese students prefer to study overseas as China develops. The acculturation of Chinese international students deserves consideration due to cultural distinctions between Chinese and American. Besides, this paper focuses on Chinese international students since there are many students in the United States and American culture is complicated. Therefore, this systematic review is interested in the adaptation of Chinese students studying and living in the United States. This article adopts the W-Curve Model of Cultural Adaption proposed in 1963. The review is intended to analyze the experiences of Chinese students studying in the United States from five different stages: (1) The “Honeymoon” phase; (2) The “Culture Shock” phase; (3) The “Initial Adjustment” phase; (4) The “Isolation” phase; (5) The “Integration” phase. Additionally, this review examines whether the model's five stages can still adequately explain how Chinese overseas students integrate into today's shifting social context.
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TY - CONF AU - Yurui Shang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - The Cultural Adaptation Process of Chinese International Students in the United States BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3409 EP - 3417 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_400 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_400 ID - Shang2022 ER -