Providing Culturally Relevant Services for International Black African Collegians in the United States: A Guide for Student Affairs Professionals

  • Ifeyinwa Uchechi Onyenekwu Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
Keywords: African students, Black collegians, Nigerian, Student affairs

Abstract

The experience of international Black African collegians (IBAC) in U.S. higher education has not been adequately investigated, particularly as it relates to understanding the diversity within Black and international student populations. In this manuscript, I offer seven culturally relevant suggestions for student affairs professionals, all of which build on my professional experiences working with IBAC in student affairs as well as my research with Nigerian collegians in U.S. higher education.

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Author Biography

Ifeyinwa Uchechi Onyenekwu, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

IFEYINWA ONYENEKWU, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the College Student Affairs program in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey. Her major research interests lie in the area of internationalization and globalization of higher education, ethnically diverse Black collegians, and equity and access in P-20 education pipeline.

Published
2017-10-01
How to Cite
Onyenekwu, I. U. (2017). Providing Culturally Relevant Services for International Black African Collegians in the United States: A Guide for Student Affairs Professionals. Journal of International Students, 7(4), 1113-1125. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/196
Section
Research Articles