Meanings diﬀer among people (national origin,
social class, sex, gender, socioeconomic)
Learn something new
Who to interview? Friends or strangers?
Establishing trust with a stranger
Formulating good questions
Needs good communication skills
The interpretation and understanding of social
events by analyzing their meanings to the human
participants and their culture
Be open minded to social issues
Encourages people to be ethical
Desire to learn from diﬀerent perspectives
Are the informants being truthful?
Lacked of empirical data to support the concept
10 international students
5 male, 5 female
Ranging from freshman to graduate students
If you can choose, where would you prefer to
How do you pay for college?
How do you deal with cultural barriers?
Refers to trends in higher education that have
Global market place for students
94% of IU’s undergrads are self contributing
US Total: 15.5 billion
4,313 international students (10.66%)
Top 10 countries
S. Korea (1,092)
Hong Kong (205)