Exploring International Students' Food Choices Using Photovoice Techniques

Authors

  • Nova Corcoran University of South Wales, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.159

Keywords:

food choices, international students, photovoice, university

Abstract

This study aimed to explore international student food choices in a semi-rural setting using participatory photovoice techniques. Eighteen international students took photographs over 7–10 days of a typical food week and then attended a workshop where they completed three photography display and captioning tasks. Ten themes emerged linked to the food choices made by international students. These themes were aligned to a social determinants of health model and findings are discussed in the context of improving international students’ food experiences through focusing on individual lifestyles, social networks and living and learning environments.

Author Biography

Nova Corcoran, University of South Wales, United Kingdom

NOVA CORCORAN, MSc, is a senior lecturer and course leader for the MSc Public Health at the University of South Wales (United Kingdom). Nova’s interests are in health promotion and health communication with minority groups. 

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Published

2018-01-01

How to Cite

Corcoran, N. (2018). Exploring International Students’ Food Choices Using Photovoice Techniques. Journal of International Students, 8(1), 175–193. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.159

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Research Articles (English)