Socio-Cultural Adaptation Strategy of Manggarai Student in Malang Post 2015 Conflict
Cross-cultural adaptation is a long process of adjustment to gain comfort when in a new and diverse environment. The students from Manggarai Flores (Province of East Nusa Tenggara) residing in Malang have different identity characteristics, and this affects how they interact and adapt to local residents. Communication which is built between these students and the local residents cant be understood without learning the basic steps in cross-cultural adaptation process. This research uses qualitative research method with interpretive paradigm intended to gain deep understanding from Manggarai student's point of view in their adaptation with the local community in Malang. This research ultimately aims to contribute to the study of intercultural communication in Indonesia, especially to understand and deepen the communication between community cultures from outside the region and the local communities.
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