n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The perception of African students towards the host population in India

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



Student's migration, like any other migration involves a continuous process of interaction through which members of different social and cultural background come in contact with one another and together, with the new socio-cultural situations. In the University of Pune, students of different social, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds from different continents and countries come in search for academic knowledge. <br>This paper about African students in Pune city, deals with their perceptions towards the host population and the inter and intra racial relationships and cross-cultural interactions. <br>In this study both qualitative and quantitative data have been used. In order to gather information about the African students' community life: and their national and religious association, a quasi-participant observation technique was employed. In order to cross check the reliability of the observational data, many informants were interviewed. <br>It is found out that due to many pull and push factors African students move to India. The push factors include, the shortage of higher academic institutions in Africa, and a certain extent political instability in African countries. The pull factors include, the relatively affordable educational expenses in India, the fast and less complicated University and College admission procedures in India.

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