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

Bushra Alqudayri; Tatiana Gounko

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      <creatorName>Bushra Alqudayri</creatorName>
      <affiliation>University of Victoria, Canada</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Tatiana Gounko</creatorName>
      <affiliation>University of Victoria, Canada</affiliation>
    <title>Studying in Canada: Experiences of Female Graduate Students from Saudi Arabia</title>
    <date dateType="Issued">2018-10-22</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;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&amp;rsquo; personal values and changed the way they viewed themselves, their culture and community.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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