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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2024, 7(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070615.

An Investigation on Intercultural Adaptation of International Students in China: Based on the Perspective of Qualitative Research


Rui Li

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Rui Li

College of Foreign Languages, Bohai University, Jinzhou, China


With the method of qualitative research, this article investigated the current situation of five international students’ intercultural adaptation in China from the perspective of economic development, public administrative environment, culture and traditional customs, and ecological environment. Through in-depth interviews, it was found that online shopping in China is convenient and fast, but high cost of transportation prevents them from travelling; Although some administrative agencies at all levels in our country are not familiar with foreign-related procedures, they all try their best to provide international students with high-quality services; International students generally identify with Chinese culture, enjoy Chinese music, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese festivals, but they feel such behaviors as “keep staring, greeting without response, avoiding intimate contact” uncomfortable. It is recommended to provide social support for international students in China from three levels: schools, teachers, and students, in the purpose of promoting their intercultural adaptation.


International students in China; Intercultural adaptation; Qualitative research; Promotion Strategy

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Rui Li. An Investigation on Intercultural Adaptation of International Students in China: Based on the Perspective of Qualitative Research. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 6: 86-90. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070615.


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