JUNG Sun Young*
The aim of this study was to explore adjustment processes of spouses of Korean international students and changes in their marital relationships, and to identify factors that play an important role in their adjustment. For this it collected data from eighteen Korean spouses of international students and implemented semi-structured interviews. The main findings are as follows. First, Korean spouses participated in various programs other than Korean churches to get information and informal support. Second, mothers with children younger than three experienced more difficulties in adjustment. Third, they reported that they had intense marital conflicts for the first three months. Fourth, spouses of Korean students who would have stayed here less than two years and had school age children had high expectations toward their children's education. Based on these findings, this study suggested programs to improve their adjustment.
Key-words: families of international students, Korean international students, adjustment