Academic journal article Journal of International Students

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Academic journal article Journal of International Students

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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Spring 2012 issue!

Journal of International Students (both online and print edition) contains scholarly articles that come from various disciplines and are of general significance to international student affairs and cross-cultural studies. In this volume, we have included three different types of articles:

a) Study Abroad/Reflection- includes descriptions and perceptions from students and scholars concerning another culture, language, people and society from an insider or outsider perspective. Reflections are the building blocks of research papers and offer original points of view on the issues and concerns related to sojourns. In the current volume, Young-Kyung describes her cross-cultural encounters with American and Korean students in "Contact Zone" whereas Jonathan and Prathusha offer their cultural teaching and understanding of Yoga and Mindfulness methods with American high school students in the article "Multi-Cultural Expedition."

b)Peer-reviewed Article - includes manuscripts that focus on the interpretation, implication, or significance of research work related to international students and scholars from various disciplines. The current volume includes the perceptions of American and international students concerning conflict resolution (Scorzelli), accent assessment of international students (McDaniel and colleagues), Chinese international students' online communities for cultural assimilation (Zhu), linguistic and cultural challenges of international students in adjustment (Tanauraksaku), and teacher authority in cross-cultural contexts (Li). …

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