Abstract

Despite the considerable growth of the international student population, positive aspects of their experience have received little attention. The current study combines a Critical Incident Technique methodology and a positive psychology lens to explore the cross-cultural transition of seven international students, focusing on facilitative factors, growth, and personal resources. Eight categories of helpful factors emerged from the 134 critical incidents recounted in the interviews: Growth and/or change, social support/building relationships, learning to navigate host culture, enjoyable activities outside of schoolwork, previous experiences and preparation, supportive faculty and staff, persevering through hard times, and a sense of belonging.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 291-306
Launched on MUSE
2011-05-20
Open Access
No
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