Abstract

More students than ever are studying abroad in America. A significant factor in this is globalization, or the spread of information across cultural and national borders. Due to the increased availability of media from around the world, cultural identity construction is more complex than ever, especially for people that spend significant time in multiple cultures. This study aimed to explore the connection between media consumption and cultural identity in four international students. Ultimately, the study revealed that the perception of culture that is portrayed in media, both of American and foreign origin, does not affect how cultural groups view or express their own culture; however, it does indicate a link between this portrayal and perception of one’s out-group.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2019

Mentor

Jennifer Fairchild

Department/Professional Affiliation

Communication

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level

Bachelor's

Department

Communication

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)

2428

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