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My Plate, Your Food: Foodways of International Students in US(&)#191; Colleges and Universities

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2018
Abstract/Description:
Research shows that the world is now more globalized than ever. In the education sector, students' movements have increased from the global South to the North as they look for a better tomorrow. Hence, international students in the US are from almost all countries around the world. The current study examines the changes in the foodways of international students since their arrival in the US The analysis is based on more than 260 surveys and 17 interviews of international students enrolled in US colleges and universities. The results from online self-administered surveys showed that international students' eating habit changes are mostly related to their continent of origin, gender, religious affiliation, and religious preference. Interviews conducted with students from different countries confirmed that the aforementioned characteristics are important in explaining these changes in eating habits.
Title: My Plate, Your Food: Foodways of International Students in US(&)#191; Colleges and Universities.
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Name(s): Noyongoyo, Boniface, Author
Mustaine, Elizabeth, Committee Chair
Hinojosa, Melanie, Committee Member
Rivera, Fernando, Committee Member
Corra, Mamadi, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research shows that the world is now more globalized than ever. In the education sector, students' movements have increased from the global South to the North as they look for a better tomorrow. Hence, international students in the US are from almost all countries around the world. The current study examines the changes in the foodways of international students since their arrival in the US The analysis is based on more than 260 surveys and 17 interviews of international students enrolled in US colleges and universities. The results from online self-administered surveys showed that international students' eating habit changes are mostly related to their continent of origin, gender, religious affiliation, and religious preference. Interviews conducted with students from different countries confirmed that the aforementioned characteristics are important in explaining these changes in eating habits.
Identifier: CFE0007231 (IID), ucf:52225 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-08-01
Ph.D.
Sciences, Sociology
Doctoral
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Subject(s): culture -- dietary acculturation -- migration -- international students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007231
Restrictions on Access: campus 2021-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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