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Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
The adjustment of African international students in the United States may be different from the experiences of international students from other regions as African students are considered racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S. who can be exposed to racism, nativism, and other discrimination. This study focuses on the structural systems impacting African international graduate students in the U.S. and the intercentricity of various forms of opportunities and oppressions impacting their experiences. Findings revealed four themes: (1) Assumptions made by American Peers and Faculty (2) Adjustment Challenges Situated within Campus Systems (3) Campus Internationalization Rhetoric (4) Conflicting Worldviews. While these themes illustrate how students’ experience negative social positioning and other challenges on their campuses, they also demonstrate students resisting marginalizing experiences.
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A.; Changamire, Nyaradzai; and Mosselson, Jacqueline, "An Intersectional Understanding of African Graduate Students' Experiences in U.S. Higher Education" (2018). Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 25.