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Kwon, Yangyi. 2013. The sociocultural adjustment of Chinese graduate students at Korean universities: A qualitative study. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 37 (5) : 536–549.
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This paper examines Chinese graduate students’ perceptions of their sociocultural adaptation experiences at Korean universities and the main impact on that adaptation. The four major themes appearing from in-depth interview sessions were language proficiency, low interaction degree with host nationals, observed cultural distance, and partial stereotypes.