Graduate Degree Type
Education-Higher Education (M.Ed.)
Education Leadership & Counseling
Karyn E. Rabourn
International student populations have persisted in higher education with limited support. Research regarding international student experiences from collectivist home countries have found that mentorship programs could be helpful in assisting with transition and overcoming culture shock, yet few current intervention strategies go beyond international student orientation. This project explores relevant literature regarding barriers unique to students from collectivist home countries as they adjust to the individualist culture of American colleges and universities. With these barriers in mind, this project also explores peer mentorship as an intervention strategy to engage international collectivist students and assist in feeling that they belong on campus and can navigate new cultural differences with some comfort and support.
Wieringa, Taylor Marie, "Facilitating Sense of Belonging for Collectivist International Students: Intervention Strategy Utilizing Peer Support" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 287.