Cultural Intelligence as a Mediating Factor among International Students Adaptability in India


  • Khyati K Godrej & Boyce, India
  • Joel Johnson KPMG Assurance and Consulting LLP
  • Vandita Mohta DeltaX, India



Cultural Intelligence, Cultural Conflict


In this paper,the authors have analysed the problems
faced by foreign students in India while adapting to the
Indian academic and work environment. For conducting
the research, numerous international students from Christ
(Deemed to be University), Bangalore were interviewed,
and the problems faced by them were documented. The
Likert scale has been used to measure Cognitive,
Emotional and Physical CQ of both Indian and
international students. The paper has been curated ina
case study approach through primary research which
forms as a base for understanding the situation of foreign
students in India and recommending suggestions for
reducing cultural conflict.The paper identifies language,
cuisine and limited social circle as the major challenges
faced by foreign students. The paper also evaluates the
role that cultural intelligence plays as an enabling factor
for better cross-cultural adjustment. The researchers have
also suggested techniques for inculcating cultural
intelligence among students.


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How to Cite

K, K. ., Johnson, J., & Mohta, V. (2020). Cultural Intelligence as a Mediating Factor among International Students Adaptability in India. Ushus Journal of Business Management, 19(4), 49-73.