Fostering international students’ sense of belonging and perceived social support through a semester-long experiential activity

  title={Fostering international students’ sense of belonging and perceived social support through a semester-long experiential activity},
  author={Paula Caligiuri and Cathy L. Z. Dubois and Kyle M. Lundby and Elizabeth A. Sinclair},
  journal={Research in Comparative and International Education},
  pages={357 - 370}
We tested whether a semester-long classroom experiential activity designed to foster international and domestic student social interaction increases international students’ sense of belonging and perceived social support. Two studies were conducted testing the effectiveness of this experiential activity which was based on the theoretical underpinnings of how social attachment is formed. The first study was a controlled experiment with freshmen university students. When compared to the control… 
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