THE USES OF WECHAT AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINA, CASE NORTHEAST NORMAL UNIVERSITY

OUBIBI MOHAMED, KRIM MOHAMED, RAM BAHADUR HAMAL

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The main purpose of this study is to explore that how the international students use WeChat in Northeast Normal University in China and what kind of functions apply on WeChat. Furthermore the study indicated regarding what was most important opinion and information students adopt on WeChat. This research study is descriptive analysis about usage and WeChat as source of communication and contact with family, friends and as student is highlighted in the paper. Total 20 international students respondents proposing sample were selected for data collection from Northeast Normal University, 85% male and 15% are female in the study, the main findings of the study 40 % of the respondents use WeChat to contact with friends .The main purpose of using WeChat is the result showed 50% using web for chatting with their families, 40% send messages to their friends and 10% for seeking and getting information from teachers. Furthermore, there are many functions available on WeChat where people can get benefit like call the taxi, transfer money recharge money in mobile phone and games.

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Social media, WeChat application, international student in higher education.

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