Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Accessibility of Resources for Food Acquisition and Preparation among International Students at USU

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2017

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department

Faculty Mentor

Michelle Grocke

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

International students at Utah State University come from a variety of different countries such as China, the Dominican Republic, and India. Attending school in a different country requires adjustments in every aspect of life. While learning English and finding buildings on campus may top the list of priorities for international students, dietary adjustments require just as much planning and practice. In this study, we examine the dietary habits of USU international students in order to assess the level of access they have to resources needed to obtain and consume food. With this data, collected using free listing and pile sorts, we identify if students have access to resources they consider especially important. We also provide four case studies of how students from various countries have adapted to the food culture of Cache Valley.Through this research, we hope to help USU programs to better address the needs of the international community, as well as help international students to feel more comfortable during their time at Utah State.

Location

North Atrium

Start Date

4-13-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

4-13-2017 2:45 PM

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Accessibility of Resources for Food Acquisition and Preparation among International Students at USU

North Atrium

International students at Utah State University come from a variety of different countries such as China, the Dominican Republic, and India. Attending school in a different country requires adjustments in every aspect of life. While learning English and finding buildings on campus may top the list of priorities for international students, dietary adjustments require just as much planning and practice. In this study, we examine the dietary habits of USU international students in order to assess the level of access they have to resources needed to obtain and consume food. With this data, collected using free listing and pile sorts, we identify if students have access to resources they consider especially important. We also provide four case studies of how students from various countries have adapted to the food culture of Cache Valley.Through this research, we hope to help USU programs to better address the needs of the international community, as well as help international students to feel more comfortable during their time at Utah State.