Culturally Inclusive Practice: A Case Study of an International Student Support Initiative at an Australian University

Jianli Wang

Abstract


This article explores from the students’ as well as the coordinator’s perspectives the effectiveness of an integrated culturally inclusive initiative in terms of facilitating international students’ adaptation. This initiative is a program that celebrates international students’ diverse learning cultures through sharing and understanding different cultural ways of learning. This study builds upon the extensive research conducted focusing on international students’ adaptation processes with a case-study approach consisting of participant observation, document analysis, questionnaire and in-depth interviewing. My findings support this initiative as a successful program providing support for international students. It is an effective practice for students, educators and policy makers in wider fields where intercultural dialogues are cherished.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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