Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Communication Studies
Joel Iverson, Udo Fluck
communication, intercultural competence, residence life, training
University of Montana
Despite a recent plateau in the number of international students coming to the U.S., international students still make up a significant portion of the student body at institutes of higher education. Along with attendance at schools, many international students live in campus housing, such as residence halls, and are often placed with a U.S. roommate. Previous research has shown that international and U.S. students may have cultural conflicts, particularly when living together. Since many younger students may not be interculturally competent, it is left to the staff of Residence Life offices, such as resident assistants, to counsel students through their issues; yet many resident assistants do not receive any type of intercultural competence training. A needs analysis was conducted with the current Resident Assistants at The University of Montana, and the results were used to develop intercultural communication competence training for the incoming Resident Assistants in Fall 2009.Body of paper begins here.
Flaherty, Bridget Eileen, "Cultures in Residence: Intercultural Communication Competence for Residence Life Staff" (2009). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 284.
© Copyright 2009 Bridget Eileen Flaherty