Examining the Educational Benefits of Interacting with International Students

  • Jiali Luo Duke University, United States
  • David Jamieson-Drake Duke University, United States
Keywords: international interaction, questioning beliefs, skill development, educational benefits, college activities, college outcomes

Abstract

Through the analysis of alumni survey data from three graduating cohorts, this study examined the influence of interaction with international students on domestic students’ college outcomes and explored factors that helped to promote international interaction on college campuses. The findings indicate that in comparison to non-interactive domestic students, highly interactive domestic students reported significantly higher levels of development in a wide range of areas across the three cohorts. Also, the findings suggest that active engagement in college activities, such as coursework outside the major, contact with faculty outside class, ethnic or cultural clubs or organizations, and visiting speakers, was likely to promote interaction across cultures.

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Author Biographies

Jiali Luo, Duke University, United States

Jiali Luo is Assistant Director of Institutional Research in the Office of the Provost at Duke University. He received his PhD in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include instructional theories, future faculty development, college outcomes, and institutional effectiveness. 

David Jamieson-Drake, Duke University, United States

David Jamieson-Drake received his BA from Stanford University, MDiv from Yale University, and PhD and MBA from Duke University. He currently serves as Director of Institutional Research in the Office of the Provost at Duke University. His research interests include higher education from ancient to modern times. 

Published
2013-06-01
How to Cite
Luo, J., & Jamieson-Drake, D. (2013). Examining the Educational Benefits of Interacting with International Students. Journal of International Students, 3(2), 85-101. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/503
Section
Research Articles