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The International student experience : making it better for everyone

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Erlenawati Sawir
More students are pursuing their studies overseas now than ever before. There are more than three million international students worldwide and 400,000 in Australia. Some students make a smooth transition and cope well academically in the country of study. But others struggle in responding to an unfamiliar academic environment and face more obstacles in education institutions, the workplace and local communities. Many are lonely and some are personally isolated, and most become disappointed by their lack of engagement with local students. Drawing on research on international students, including 270 in-depth interviews, and the researcher’s own experience as an ex-international student, the paper explores the academic and social challenges that international students face. The paper also discusses possible ways of helping international students to make a smootherand more successful transition into the new academic environment.

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Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

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Parent Title

Professional Development Day for Teachers, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, 8th December 2007.

Start Page

1

End Page

34

Number of Pages

34

Start Date

01/01/2007

Location

Melbourne, Victoria

Publisher

Unpublished?]

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Victoria

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

University of Melbourne. School of Culture and Communication. Professional Development Day for Teachers.

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