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Roles of Music-Making in the Process of Cross-Cultural Adaptation: A Case of International Students in Wrocław

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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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music-making   sociocultural adaptation   psychological adjustment   culture learning theory   cross-cultural transition   social network


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


With the intensifying flow of academically motivated people between countries, the significance of research on cross-cultural adaptation increases. Although the problems and difficulties caused by cultural differences have been researched extensively, this research focused on a common practice among different cultures: participative music-making in an intercultural context. Therefore, the current study explores how participative music-making shapes international students’ cross-cultural experiences in Wrocław. For this purpose, the relevance between international students’ cross-cultural adaptation and music-making as a social activity in Poland is examined. The required data were gathered through in-depth interviews with six students from various countries who made music as a collective activity during their transnational accommodation. The collected data is analysed by the inductive coding approach to explore the commonalities in the international students’ experiences. Findings concluded that collective music-making shapes music-maker students’ cross-cultural experiences by not merely helping them gain a specific social network but also contributing to their financial income and mood states, and finally, privileged behaviour by the host country members towards these students.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław