A Case Study: What are the Social Experiences of an International Minority Male at a PWI Really Like?

Victoria Evans, Merrimack College


International students of color often have trouble integrating socially into a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). The purpose of this study is to explore the social experiences of an international student of color at a Predominantly White Institution. My research methodology was a case study. The methodology and methods consisted of a study of a single international student of color at Merrimack College this fall semester. The data collection techniques included an in-depth interview, participant observation, and a journal written by the participant. After gathering my data, I used the coding method to analyze my data and find common themes throughout each data collection technique and from the review of literature. Through the findings I hope to facilitate awareness with my peers in my Diversity class through a meaningful final powerpoint presentation.