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Chapter 4: Moving and Mixing: Stories of Migrant Women in New Zealand

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Moving and Mixing: Stories of Migrant Women in New Zealand
Moving and mixing: Stories of migrant women in New Zealand
MaureenLewis
Introduction

Acculturation to a new country and workplace is for every migrant a time of navigating between a foreign present and a lost past. For every migrant the process of preparing to leave one's home country, of arriving in the new country and realigning one's values and approaches to become bicultural and bilingual is often complex, multifaceted and ongoing. The experiences of migrant staff who have made their new home in the host country are both similar and different to those of international students and hold significant implications for the sector.

The process of acculturation, or of people socialised in one culture moving to another has until recently ...

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