But I Don’t Understand You: One Faculty’s Observations of the Challenges Facing International Healthcare Students
Keywords:communication, cultural differences, discrimination, healthcare, international students
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.
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