Journal article Open Access

Studying in Canada: Experiences of Female Graduate Students from Saudi Arabia

Bushra Alqudayri; Tatiana Gounko

This paper presents findings from a study which explored experiences of Saudi Arabian female graduate students studying in Canada. The data for this descriptive qualitative study was collected through semi-structured interviews with ten students undertaking graduate studies in universities across 5 Canadian provinces. The findings of this study suggest that female graduate students from Saudi Arabia face unique challenges related to adaptation to a new education environment and to managing cultural expectations of Saudi and Canadian communities. Studying and living in Canada affected our participants’ personal values and changed the way they viewed themselves, their culture and community.

Files (224.5 kB)
Name Size
15 Alqudayri and Gonuko_final.pdf
224.5 kB Download
All versions This version
Views 129128
Downloads 5555
Data volume 12.4 MB12.4 MB
Unique views 124123
Unique downloads 5252


Cite as