Understanding multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international higher education students: setting the scene

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    Abstract

    Increasing numbers of students are travelling overseas to pursue higher education. The number has gone up from 0.8 million in 1975 to 4.3 million in 2011 (OECD, 2013). International students enrich the host country and university academically, culturally, and economically. They enhance other students’ and staff’s experience by exposing them to diversity and multiculturalism (Burdett and Crossman, 2012; Peacock and Harrison, 2009; Rienties and Nolan, 2014; Zhou, Jindal-Snape, Topping, and Todman, 2008; Zhou, Todman, Topping, and Jindal-Snape, 2010). International students themselves benefit from studying abroad but can also face some issues as a result of their transition to a new country and educational system. There is a need to raise awareness amongst academics, researchers, professionals, and policymakers of the positive effects of transitions, to build upon them, and of the negative effects, to successfully resolve them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMulti-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education
    EditorsDivya Jindal-Snape, Bart Rienties
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter1
    Pages1-17
    Number of pages18
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317396475
    ISBN (Print)9781138890916, 9781138890909
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

    Publication series

    NameNew Perspectives on Learning and Instruction

    Keywords

    • Education

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