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Study on interaction students who are trying to fit in korean culture and university life -Focus on chinese students at hongik university-

  • Journal of Communication Design
  • Abbr : JCD
  • 2020, 71(), pp.167-178
  • DOI : 10.25111/jcd.2020.71.12
  • Publisher : CDAK Society of Communication Design
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Design > Visual Information Design > Information Design
  • Received : March 9, 2020
  • Accepted : April 27, 2020
  • Published : April 30, 2020

Song, Hye-won 1 Lee, Chae-min 2 Sook Yeon Kim 3

1홍익대학교 일반대학원 시각디자인
2홍익대학교 산업미술대학원 서비스디자인
3홍익대학교

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ABSTRACT

The number of international students from China has been increasing rapidly in every year. However, it is a problem that there is no proper and effective management system for the students during studying overseas. Although studies for Chinese students to adapt new environment at oversea universities have been proceeded actively, it has not provided the effective solution and only focused on analyzing the reasons of problems they have faced. This study analyzes the experience of international students studying at Hongik University. To improve the situation, we conducted researches to figure out the needs of the Chinese international students and stakeholders at the university. To understand their needs, we reviewed the work process of the staff in charge of the international exchange center in the school, and conducted on-site observations, surveys, and in-depth interviews with stakeholders. The result of the research shows that the acceptance of Korean culture affects the Chinese international students to adapt their university life. It is directly related to the academic coordination, social adaptation, and individual-emotional adaptation. In addition, it shows that many Chinese international students feel social isolation in Korea. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a service them to help to build friendship with Korean students. This study suggests a service that helps Chinese international students to adapt their university life and Korean culture. The service provides a mobile application is easy to use and approach for the students. It can be used as a basis for efficient management and post-management of international students.

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