February 19th, 2011
International students, dating and cultural clashes
By Dan Kubiske
First posted at Journalism, the World and the Future at George Mason University.
Voice of America has a great blog entry about the trials and tribulations of international students in the United States trying to figure out that whole love and dating thing.
It’s clearly too late for Valentine’s Day, but who says this kind of story can only be written at a certain time of the year.
For college journalists, the cultural issues that exchange and full-time international students face is an excellent opportunity to inform the larger campus population of the diversity on the campus.
For journalists in the community press, this issue presents a similar opportunity to discuss and explore the diversity of the community. It is also a good way to air out some of the cultural differences that could cause friction between the immigrant community and others in the area.