1st Edition

Impacts of COVID-19 on International Students and the Future of Student Mobility International Perspectives and Experiences

Edited By Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen, Roy Y. Chan Copyright 2022
    232 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume uses case studies and students' lived experiences to document the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on international students and explore future challenges and opportunities for student mobility within higher education.

    Responding to the growing need for new insights and perspectives to improve higher education policy and practice in the era of COVID-19, this text analyses the changing roles and responsibilities of institutions and international education leaders post-2020. Initial chapters highlight key issues for students that have arisen as a result of the global health crisis such as learning, well-being, and the changed emotional, legal, and financial implications of study abroad. Subsequent chapters confront potential longer-term implications of students’ experiences during COVID-19, and provide critical reflection on internationalization and the opportunities that COVID-19 has presented for tertiary education systems around the world to learn from one another.

    This timely volume will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in online teaching and e-learning, curriculum design, and more specifically those involved with international and comparative education. Those involved with educational policy and practice, specifically related to pandemic education, will also benefit from this volume.

    Foreword from Jenny J. Lee

    1. A New Golden Age in International Higher Education: Challenges and Successes during the Pandemic and Beyond
    2. Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen, and Roy Y. Chan

      Part I: Documenting International Student Experience during COVID-19

    3. Stay in the U.S. or Return to China: Push-Pull Factors Influencing International Students’ Choices during COVID-19
    4. Yanhao Wang

    5. Distressed in a Foreign Country: Mental Health and Well-Being among International Students in the United States During COVID-19
    6. Katie Koo

    7. Exploring the Extent of International Undergraduate Students’ Academic Struggles during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    8. Barry Fass-Holmes

    9. Never Getting Off the Ground or Heading Home Early: Student Perceptions and Experiences of Study Abroad Disruption during COVID-19
    10. William L. Harder and Jamie L. Mullaney


      Part II: Managing the Pandemic: Perspectives from International Faculty, Staff, and Services

    11. Managing the Pandemic: Perspectives of Campus Administrative Staff at a University in Poland
    12. Kamil Luczaj, Olga Kurek-Ochmanska, Andrzej Rozmus

    13. "A Lot Has Become Muted:" Supporting LGBTQ+ Students Living at Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    14. Grey Reavis, Nicholas Antonicci, Kim Manturuk

    15. Online Teaching Experience as a Member of International Faculty during the Outbreak of COVID-19 in China
    16. Benjamin H. Nam

    17. Strategies and Responsibilities of Expanding International Education Partnerships during COVID-19: A Case of Overseas Operation of a U.S. Public University
    18. Ruth Lu and Chao "Phoebe" You

    19. Shifting Modalities: Lessons of the Transition to e-Learning due to COVID-19
    20. G. Blue Brazelton and Betsy Buford


      Part III: Reimagining Policies, Programs, and Progress: Future International Education

    21. International Students at the Intersection of Local Policy and Global Emergency
    22. Max Crumley-Effinger

    23. Will International Education in the U.S. Enter the Post-China Era?
    24. Yingyi Ma

    25. Navigating through COVID-19 Complexity: An Assessment-Centered Transdisciplinary Approach for Internationalizing the Curriculum
    26. Jasper Kun-Ting Hsieh and Amanda Wing Shee Yeung

    27. Lessons Learned? Internationalization of Higher Education in Mexico from (A)H1N1 to COVID-19
    28. Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez and Mónica Irene Camacho Lizárraga

    29. Epilogue: What’s Next? A New Era

    Ryan M. Allen, Krishna Bista, and Roy Y. Chan


    Krishna Bista is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA.

    Ryan M. Allen is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University, California, USA.

    Roy Y. Chan is Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Doctorate of Education (EdD) program in Leadership and Professional Practice in the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University, Tennessee, USA.

    Research on COVID-19 for higher education supposed to unravel uncertainty around the future of student mobility comprehensively. This is what this book has achieved. I would like to commend the editors of this book for selecting top researchers of international education to address the impact of COVID-19 from the dimensions of global policy deliberation, national, institutional, and societal context. This unique reference material will be relevant for a very long time.  
    -- Samuel Adeyemo, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa

    The world is encountering an unpredictable health crisis with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 has changed the landscape of previous views on international student mobility, and many issues need to be reconsidered. This volume edited by Dr Krishna Bista, Dr Ryan M. Allen, and Dr Roy Y. Chan, provides a comprehensive picture of the influence of Covid-19 on student mobility, which is a significant research problem for students, educators, policymakers, and institutions. This volume presents critical views and rich empirical analysis about Covid-19 and student mobility from a global perspective. 

    --Kun Dai, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, China

    This book is a great reminder that we, international educators, need to return to the core elements of international higher education that go beyond physical mobility. Although physical movement of people is important, it is only a means to a larger goal and that is, the development of intercultural competencies that positively enhance communication and understanding amongst diverse groups of people and ultimately improve the collective human experience. This book provides lived-in experiences of students and faculty that provide great food for thought on how to achieve internationalization goals in post a Covid-19 world.

    --Maria Anastasiou, Ph.D., Associate Provost for International Programs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

    As most of us are still grappling the impact of COVD-19 in international student mobility, editors of this seminal work provide us with key indicators, major challenges, and upcoming opportunities in international education. With a close examination of the new insights gained during the pandemic, the articles in this volume lay the grounds for refined policies and enhanced systems that would necessitate student well-being as an institutional priority and call for a much delayed, but needed, national strategy for attracting international students to the U.S. A few years from now, educators would return to this volume of articles to mine data, reflect on their post-covid practices, as well as re-examine their institutional policies in serving international students.

    --Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, Ph.D., Dean, International Affairs & Global Engagement, College of the Canyons, USA

    Impacts of COVID-19 on International Students and the Future of Student Mobility contributes to the urgent need to focus on a watershed moment in international education. This book brings fresh insights on the comprehensive changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic which is causing a dramatic shift in a dynamic educational practice that is not only a significant economic endeavor, it also has social, cultural and foreign policy impact.

    --Ratna Ghosh, Ph.D., Distinguished James McGill Professor and W.C. Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University, Canada

    The coronavirus pandemic has urged every professor and student to become a truly innovative and exploratory learner. The use of online platforms for learning and personal communication became ubiquitous, profoundly affecting the educational experience. This book reflects on the challenges and solutions encountered when using technologies, learning, coping with accelerating digitization and fulfilling one’s societal responsibilities at an inflection point in history. The editors have assembled a rich collection of historical accounts that will help shape future research and policy making in education. 

    --Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko, Director of Comparative Education Research Centre and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong

    We are only beginning to understand the longer-term implications of the global pandemic on higher education and on society. It is likely to accelerate many existing trends while also being transformative. Internationalisation will be affected in both ways. This book provides an important starting place to examine the issues, challenges and opportunities.   

    --Ellen Hazelkorn, BH Associates, and Professor Emerita, Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    I am so excited that finally we have a book that points out the issues and challenges of international students during the pandemic. I applaud the editors and authors for bringing to the fore the importance of international student mobility to higher education. This book is a "must have" for all international education scholars and libraries. 

    --Nneka Nora Osakwe, PhD, Director of International Education and Professor of English at Albany State University, Georgia, USA

    This volume edited by Drs. Bista, Allen, and Chan is a welcome and needed contribution to both the scholarship of teaching and learning and the improvement of international higher education. The editors have compiled international student perspectives from across the globe and from various types of higher education institutions. This must read volume will undoubtedly have many incredible new tips, tricks, and instructional methods to try out in the current and future of student mobility. 

    --Aaron S. Richmond, Professor of Educational Psychology, Metropolitan State University, USA

    This timely volume provides a comprehensive examination of how educational mobility has been reshaped by the Covid-19 pandemic and makes an important intervention in crucial topics such as supporting faculty and student resilience and combating anti-Asian discrimination. The editors have, however, assembled a collection that looks beyond to how lessons learned at this time can be a roadmap for future success, and as such, this volume will be an important resource for scholars and practitioners in the field of international education.

    -- Kalpen Trivedi, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Director, International Programs Office, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA