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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(6); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040618.

A narrative inquiry into the cultural identity construction of a Chinese student in New Zealand


Jie Wang

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Jie Wang

Golden Bridge Consulting Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand


In this global world, the number of international students who study in a country different from his or her country of origin has witnessed a rapid increase in the recent years , which creates emerging practical opportunities and challenges and thus arouses great interest among educational researchers[1]. The pull and push factors of studying abroad have been investigated particularly in comparative research on the unsatisfactory learning, working and living conditions of home countries and desirable conditions of host countries[2]. During international education, students (re)construct their national and cultural identities . Apart from their intercultural awareness and identity, international students also achieve different levels of learning outcomes in specific aspects. Some acquire global academic knowledge and identities during studying abroad[3]. As an international student myself, I took the opportunity of this assignment and reviewed my international study experience.


International students;Cultural Identity; Acculturation theory

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Jie Wang.A narrative inquiry into the cultural identity construction of a Chinese student in New Zealand. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 6: 108-115. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040618.


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