Research shows that the world is now more globalized than ever. In the education sector, students' movements have increased from the global South to the North as they look for a better tomorrow. Hence, international students in the US are from almost all countries around the world. The current study examines the changes in the foodways of international students since their arrival in the US The analysis is based on more than 260 surveys and 17 interviews of international students enrolled in US colleges and universities. The results from online self-administered surveys showed that international students' eating habit changes are mostly related to their continent of origin, gender, religious affiliation, and religious preference. Interviews conducted with students from different countries confirmed that the aforementioned characteristics are important in explaining these changes in eating habits.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Sciences
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Noyongoyo, Boniface, "My Plate, Your Food: Foodways of International Students in US' Colleges and Universities" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 6095.
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