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Confucianism and Accents: Understanding the Plight of the Asian International Student in the U.S.

Young, Jennifer T.

Research has shown that international students experience acculturation
stress while adjusting to life in the U.S., resolving over time. However,
acculturation stress can be exacerbated by several factors, leading to a
negative impact on academic performance and general wellness. Asian
international students traditionally underutilize counseling services on
campuses. This article reviews literature of the experiences of Asian
international students studying in the U.S. The author offers Confucianism
as a cultural consideration to explain cross-cultural challenges experienced
by Asian international students and their campus community. Suggestions to
support Asian international students are made based on findings of the
literature review.

ISSN: 2162-3104 Print/ ISSN: 2166-3750 Online Volume 7, Issue 3 (2017), pp. 433-448 © Journal of International Students
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