Understanding Information and Technology Role in the Life of International Student Saudi Mothers in the United States
Association for Computing Machinery
The number of students studying internationally has grown significantly in recent years. Saudi Arabia comes among the top countries sending students to the United States. While settling overseas, Saudi international students face many challenges. In particular, student-mothers encounter the challenges of fulfilling their family and childcare responsibilities while pursuing their studies abroad. Despite the rich literature of information and technology use by international students, few studies considered international students from Saudi Arabia or student-mothers, who face dual expectations of their higher education and family roles. Therefore, my dissertation research aims to explore the information practices and technology uses among the community of international student Saudi mothers in the United States during their studies.