Who Belongs?

International Students’ Feeling of Belonging in Canadian Higher Education Institutions

  • Eunjung Riauka Algoma University

Abstract

This case occurs within the context of a small to a medium-sized public university in Canada. The university has a population of 5,000 students of which over 30% are international. This university offers three different styles of on-campus residence. One of these housing options provides both international and domestic students with the opportunity to share a common room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms in a townhouse style. This residence provides a cozy feel where students have the opportunity to share and connect during their university life. This case examines the feeling of belonging for a Japanese student in a Canadian Higher Education Institution. 

Published
2021-05-07