Who Belongs?

International Students’ Feeling of Belonging in Canadian Higher Education Institutions


  • Eunjung Riauka Algoma University


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. 



2021-05-07 — Updated on 2022-03-08