Nhi Le

Mentor: Dr. Eunice Kim
College of Journalism and Communications
 
"I see research as an opportunity to try something new and expand my horizons. As an international student who has studied in several different countries, I have become very interested in intercultural communications. The undergraduate research program grants me an opportunity to do my own research in this field, collect my own data, analyse it, work with a mentor who would guide me on my research path with her experience. Doing research motivates me to learn from the great existing research and researchers. Most of all, I see research as an opportunity for me to explore my passion and capabilities early on as an undergraduate."

Major

Advertising

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Personality
  • Gender roles

Academic Awards

  • United World College - UF scholar 2014 - present
  • University Scholars Program 2016

Organizations

  • Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV/Project and NGO by the Football Association of Norway)
  • UF French Club: le cercle fran├žais

Volunteer

  • Design, Communications and Marketing Volunteer for FFAV (Summer 2016 to present)
  • ESOL Achievers 2014 - 2015

Hobbies and Interests

  • Graphic design, Art & Digital art
  • Writing, creative writing, poetry
  • Mindfulness
  • Grassroots projects to promote peace

Research Description

International Students at UF: Personality and Cross-cultural Adaptability
My project will be investigating the international students population at the University of Florida. The project will be looking into two aspects: Personality traits of the participants (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or also known as the MBTI) and the students' Cross-cultural adaptability competency (using the Cross-cultural adaptability inventory, also known as the CCAI, developed by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D. and Judith Meyers, Psy.D.). The project will investigate whether certain personality traits of an individual allows them to be more likely to be stronger in a certain skill set of cross-cultural communication, and thus adapt better to the host culture and new environment.