Dimensions of difficulties encountered on culinary by sojourners; the nigerian students’ perspectives in malaysia

Oladokun Lillian I. and Zainudin Hassan

Findings from semi- structured interviews with the postgraduate students from a university in Malaysia, discoverered the challenges relating to the feedings of the Nigerian international students in the new culture; Malaysian society. The study explored the Nigerian students’challenges as it relates to food in their host country.Many Nigerian students decried of the hostels allocated by the institutions to have no functioning kitchens. Findings revealed host’s local food to lack variety, been cooked with sugar and not salt which they are accustomed with. Findings revealed that the host country’s food is not satsifying and percieved as unhealthy due to its lack of variety.

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