Summary This study is focused on exploration of experience of cultural transition that has lived a group of international students (European and not European) host at an Italian University during particular experiential segment marking the transition from their culture of belonging to the new social and cultural context. From an epistemological point of view that aligns with the phenomenological tradition with individual and group interviews, it was monitored with a longitudinal methodology as the representation of the transit cross-cultural adaptation to the context it emerged from the interviews are associated through the dominant narrative themes. The results show how in the early stage of contact with the new culture, the group of students, both European and not, have felt a sense of disorientation associated with the loss of its cultural matrix. Over the next step of analysis is rather more clearly the difference between the group of European students, whose performances evoke an adjustment process easier and less based on feelings of ambivalence and close relationships that characterize the group of non-European students. Keywords: Cross-cultural transition; international students: phenomenology.

Novara M G, Ruvolo G (2010). The cross-cultural transition experience. Phenomenological analysis on a group of international students. PLEXUS, n. 2, 2010(2, 2010).

The cross-cultural transition experience. Phenomenological analysis on a group of international students

RUVOLO, Giuseppe
2010-01-01

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Summary This study is focused on exploration of experience of cultural transition that has lived a group of international students (European and not European) host at an Italian University during particular experiential segment marking the transition from their culture of belonging to the new social and cultural context. From an epistemological point of view that aligns with the phenomenological tradition with individual and group interviews, it was monitored with a longitudinal methodology as the representation of the transit cross-cultural adaptation to the context it emerged from the interviews are associated through the dominant narrative themes. The results show how in the early stage of contact with the new culture, the group of students, both European and not, have felt a sense of disorientation associated with the loss of its cultural matrix. Over the next step of analysis is rather more clearly the difference between the group of European students, whose performances evoke an adjustment process easier and less based on feelings of ambivalence and close relationships that characterize the group of non-European students. Keywords: Cross-cultural transition; international students: phenomenology.
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Novara M G, Ruvolo G (2010). The cross-cultural transition experience. Phenomenological analysis on a group of international students. PLEXUS, n. 2, 2010(2, 2010).
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