Title

Understanding Seychelles International Students’ Social and Cultural Experiences during Transition to an Australian University

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Common Ground Publishing

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

9729

Comments

This article was originally published as: Guilfoyle. A.M., & Harryba S.(2009). Understanding Seychelles International Students’ Social and Cultural Experiences during Transition to an Australian university. The International Journal of Learning 16(11) 1-22. Original article available here

Abstract

A phenomenological approach was used to explore the transition experiences of 12 under-graduate Seychellois international students within an Australian University. Interviews were conducted in Creole, the participants’ native language, and the data was translated to English, transcribed and thematically analyzed. Cultural distance and perceived discrimination mitigated social interaction sand cultural learning. The conclusion suggests we need to focus on teaching and learning rather then university wide supports to develop cultural exchanges and aid international student transition.

DOI

10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v16i11/46631

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v16i11/46631