But I Don’t Understand You: One Faculty’s Observations of the Challenges Facing International Healthcare Students

Authors

  • Cheryl O. DuBose Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v7i1.250

Keywords:

communication, cultural differences, discrimination, healthcare, international students

Abstract

International students face many challenges when pursuing a degree in higher education. Communication and cultural differences are typically cited as the most challenging aspects of any study abroad program. Students attempting to complete a healthcare program face sometimes insurmountable issues, as communication, cultural differences, and discrimination play a large role in providing quality patient care. This paper is a commentary on my experiences as a faculty member with various international students enrolled in healthcare programs in the southeastern United States.

Author Biography

Cheryl O. DuBose, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

CHERYL O. DUBOSE, EdD, is the Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program at Arkansas State University. Her research interests include social media use in higher education, generational differences, communication, and all things in medical imaging. 

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Published

2017-01-01

How to Cite

DuBose, C. O. (2017). But I Don’t Understand You: One Faculty’s Observations of the Challenges Facing International Healthcare Students. Journal of International Students, 7(1), 154–159. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v7i1.250

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Section

Cross-Border Narratives