314 pages | 18 B/W Illus.
Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education examines a wide range of international student experiences empirically from multiple perspectives that includes socio-cultural identities, contextual influences on their learning experiences, their wellbeing experiences, and their post-study experiences.
This collection sheds light on the over five million students who cross geographical, cultural, and educational borders for higher education outside of their home countries. This book consists of nineteen chapters spread across four sections. Throughout the book, contributors question the existing assumptions and values of international student programs and services, reexamine and explore new perspectives to present the emerging challenges and critical evaluations of student experiences and their identities.
Offering a rich understanding of these students and their global college experiences in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Americas, this book offers research-based strategies to effectively recruit, engage, support, and retain international students as they participate in higher educational settings around the world. This book provides resource material to benefit educators, policymakers, and staff who work closely with international students in higher education.
The volume explores important topics pertaining to international student wellbeing, their learning, post-study and socio-cultural experiences, and represents a fascinating contribution to the growing body of literature on higher education internationalization. –-Maia Chankseliani, Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford, UK
The airport exit lounge is a proven gateway to excitement, adventure and learning the unexpected. In this impressive collection, Bista and colleagues demonstrate why tackling the difficulties, satisfaction and surprises of learning about foreign cultures is usually a life-changing event. –Prof. Dr. Roger Boshier, University of British Columbia, Canada
An authoritative book that offers a detailed examination of the contextual influences on international student identities and learning experiences. The compelling empirical perspectives of international student wellbeing and post-study experiences make a scholarly and critical contribution to furthering our understanding of the complexities faced by international students in their educational journeys. An essential reading for anyone concerned with and committed to enhancing international student experience.— Namrata Rao, Senior Lecturer in Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Issues and Challengesis the first book to systematically look at the challenges and issues involved for both international students and their hosts. The focus for universities has been on recruitment rather than on structural and programmatic changes that would help both students and hosts to prevent difficulties during their stay abroad. Starting with an Introductory Chapter which gives an excellent bird’s-eye view of the context and issues involved in international student experiences, the following 18 chapters in this book provide a multi-faceted look through empirical perspectives and insights, at major challenges faced by international students in higher education which will guide policymakers and students alike. —Prof. Dr. Ratna Ghosh, Distinguished James McGill Professor and W.C.Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University, Canada; Past-President, Comparative and International Education Society
"A comprehensive account of international student experiences and backgrounds from multiple perspectives, this book fills a void in articulating how higher education is strengthened and enriched by the diversity and multiculturalism international students have brought to campuses while addressing the actions needed to provide better services to support, nurture, and ensure their success." —Prof. Dr. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Stony Brook University, United States
"Important addition to empirical research on student experiences. Highly recommended to international higher education practitioners." ––Markus Laitinen, President, European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Chris R. Glass
Socio-Cultural Experiences: Recognizing International Student Identities
Antonio Duran & Jennifer Thach
Amanda E. Brunson
Yi Meng, Maraki Kebede, Chao Su
Hajara Mahmood & Monica Galloway Burke
Contextual Influences on International Student Learning Experiences
David H. K. Nguyen
Hugo Garcia, Jon McNaughtan, Dustin Eicke, Xinyang Li, Mi-Chelle Leong
Barry Fass-Holmes and Allison A. Vaughn
Rethinking International Student Wellbeing Experiences
Denis Hyams-Ssekasi & Elizabeth Frances Caldwell
Jiamin Gan and Helen Forbes-Mewett
Amir Bhochhibhoya & Paul Branscum
Part IV: International Student Post-Study Experiences
Heike C. Alberts
Ly Tran and Sri Soejatminah