This article presents the results of a study conducted at the University College of Teacher Education Lower Austria in cooperation with Long Island University New York investigating the factors contributing to successful educational and social integration of young migrants in schools in Lower Austria. The study seeks to explore key criteria for successful integration and inclusion of migrants. Following a qualitative research design, data were collected in nine group discussions with migrant and non-migrant students with diverse educational backgrounds, alumni, parents, and pedagogical experts in Lower Austria. The data were analyzed thematically. Findings of this study indicate the important role of school as educational institution and social live world in general, the attitude of teachers in facilitating migrant youth's cultural integration, social capital acquisition through friendship between and within cultural groups of youth, and biculturalism and retaining own cultural identity as the most salient factors for integration and successful school careers in migrant and refugee youth.
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