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dc.contributor.authorBragg, Alaric Bernard Marshall
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-17T00:47:42Z
dc.date.available2011-05-17T00:47:42Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/2343
dc.description.abstractThis MA Thesis examines foreign students on-campus intercultural interactions at a New Zealand university – namely, the Massey University Turitea campus in Palmerston North. Prior research has shown that many foreign students in New Zealand universities have tended to spend their on-campus activities with other international students, usually from their own countries, rather than New Zealand ones, while other foreign students are largely interested in and open to intercultural interaction with New Zealanders when on campus. The purpose of my research was to examine and assess the nature, degree and reasons that foreign students engage in intercultural interactions when on-campus, and determine what my findings indicated towards the greater international student community in New Zealand. One of two methods that I used during my fieldwork consisted of interviewing seven research participants, who I contacted through personal friendships and Massey University clubs and organizations associated with foreign students, about their on-campus intercultural interactions. The second method was a level of participant observation, in which I participated in and observed my research participants during their academic and social university activities to assess their on-campus intercultural interactions. Major findings include the significant role of social and sports organizations in helping foreign students establish intercultural interactions, which are also promoted for many foreign students new to Massey via orientation programs, and the importance of campus accommodation facilitating foreign students intercultural interactions. Major conclusions include the need for more emphasis on internationalization at the Massey campus and the necessity of increased opportunities for intercultural interaction in and out of class.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectForeign studentsen_US
dc.subjectInternational studentsen_US
dc.subjectUniversity studentsen_US
dc.subjectTertiary studentsen_US
dc.subjectSocial anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectIntercultural communication
dc.titleCulture cross : foreign students intercultural interactions on a New Zealand university campus : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Social Anthropology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Anthropology
thesis.degree.grantorMassey University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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