【Seminar】Application of the Asian American Modes of Incorporation Framework within the Chinese International Student Community

At present, Asian Americans are the largest incoming immigrant population and the fastest growing racial group in the United States. The Immigration Act of 1965 in the U.S. and the Open Door policies in China brought forth the initial change in population. Chinese immigrants in particular comprise the largest incoming Asian population. With increasing numbers of Chinese international students entering the U.S. each year, they continue to be overlooked because of their settlement and integration within college campus communities rather than the long standing ethnic communities. However the Chinese international students face the same issues as Chinese immigrants in adapting to U.S. society. While immigrant arrival into a new country has longstanding effects for any cultural group, further research needs to be explored on present day immigrant populations using a systematic Asian American modes of incorporation framework to understand trends and help forecast ways to support immigrant and international student groups.