Experiences of African students in predominantly white institutions: A literature overview

Davis Inyama, Allison Williams, Kay McCauley

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The objective of this paper is to examine research conducted on the experiences of African health sciences students in predominantly white higher education institutions/environments. The main elements of cross-cultural adaptation models were adopted to discuss the amalgamated themes under the auspices of adjustment, integration, and conditioning. The overview revealed that African students encounter unique experiences, with isolation and “feeling different” being commonly mentioned. Recommendations for future research are presented, including programmatic implications for higher education and student affairs professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5703015
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Research and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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