Arts and Social Sciences Journal

ISSN: 2151-6200

Open Access

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of International Talents from the Belt and Road Countries: A Case Study of Suzhou Vocational University


Fengjuan Zhao, Riaz Ahmad and Ping Liao

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a shift in strategy to integrate China with the rest of the world like Asia, Europe, and Africa, and it has promoted cooperation in higher education between countries along the belt and road. A large number of international talents are studying in China, and their cross cultural adaptation has drawn increasing attention from domestic scholars. Will they encounter problems and obstacles in their cross-cultural adaptation? What problems and obstacles do they have?

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and highlight the issues and problems faced by international talents at Suzhou Vocational University in their cross-cultural adaptation in terms of their study, life and psychology and put forward some suggestions for both the university management and international talents to make cross-cultural adaptation easier and facilitate their study in China.


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