Being an African Student: Stories of Opportunity and Determination

Authors

  • Angellar Manguvo University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v2i2.532

Keywords:

africa

Abstract

Being an African Student is a writeup of a study that investigated acculturative experiences of African international students at one university in the United States. The study also investigated different strategies by which African students adjusted to their new social and academic environments. The author examined pre-acculturative orientations of the participants portraying the mixed feelings associated with their sojourning experiences to the United States. As depicted from the stories of the participants, the period of departure from their respective home countries is characterized by a mixture of euphoric feelings of realizing the American dream and feelings of anxiety and fear of the unknown. 

Author Biography

Angellar Manguvo, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

Angellar Manguvo, originally from Zimbabwe, is a PhD Candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her research focuses on multiculturalism, inclusive practices, refugees, and immigrant education with particular focus on Africans and Africans in diaspora. 

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Published

2012-07-01

How to Cite

Manguvo, A. (2012). Being an African Student: Stories of Opportunity and Determination. Journal of International Students, 2(2), 196–197. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v2i2.532

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Book Reviews