- New research published in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication found that 40 percent of international students in the U.S. report having no close American friends.
- The study showed differences based on national origin and the region of the U.S. where students study.
- Students in the South, for instance, were more likely to have close American friends than those in the New York City area.
From the article:
Part of the ideal of recruiting foreign students to American campuses is that the friendships formed across international lines will leave those from many countries with new perspectives and personal connections in many nations. For many foreign students in the United States, that's just not happening, according to a new study. ...