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Thesis Presentation on April 27th: Ariel Wu

Thesis Title: The Role of Leisure in Coping with Acculturative Stress Among Chinese International Students: An exploratory study

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to introduce Manhua “Ariel” Wu, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her thesis research.

Chinese international students face numerous challenges and difficulties during their studies in another country. These challenges can generate acculturative stress, which negatively affects the perception of health and well-being among Chinese international students. While there are many studies investigating acculturative stress and leisure of Chinese immigrants, and Chinese students in the U.S., within the field of leisure studies little attention has been paid to Chinese students in Canadian universities, such as Vancouver Island University. By addressing the issues of acculturative stress and leisure among Chinese students at VIU, this research endeavored to understand their special challenges and how they cope with acculturative stress through their leisure engagement.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Presentation: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Location: SLM classroom - B250/R105

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