Cultural demands of the host-nation: International student experience and the public diplomacy consequences

Benjamin Triana

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Traditional approaches for hosting international students tend to focus on classroom achievement rather than on intercultural exchange and cultural immersion. Such approaches lessen the possibility of successful educational experiences which also hinders public diplomacy. Two case studies are presented that reveal how structural changes at a southeastern university could be modified in order to address the international student experience and 2.) How the international student experience of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi illustrates the need for increased emphasis on intercultural exchange due to the likelihood of international students embarking on influential political and private careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-394
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of International Students
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Cultural immersion
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • International relations
  • International student education
  • Mohamed morsi
  • Public diplomacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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