Proceedings of IFIP 8.2/Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS)
This paper uses a qualitative methodology, autoethnography, to explore how social networking can help international students acculturate to the United States. Our findings suggest three emergent themes. Social networking tools can aid acculturation through: 1) facilitating knowledge exchange, 2) alleviating apprehension, and 3) enabling socialization and building community.
Sherry, Ryan; Michael, Magro; and Jason, Sharp, " Exploring Social Networking as an Aid to Acculturation" (2010). All Sprouts Content. 404.