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.
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Kelley, Sarah, "“All They Know is What They See”: Media Representation and Cultural Identity in the Age of the International Sojourn" (2019). Honors Theses. 698.