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ERIC Number: EJ1100355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Understanding Western Students: Motivations and Benefits for Studying in China
English, Alexander S.; Allison, Jessica; Ma, Jian Hong
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n8 p44-55 Aug 2016
In the recent years, there has been a rise in the number of Western students who are studying in China. Governments in China, and in other Western nations are expanding relations because China is currently developing world-class higher education institutions (Hennock, 2012). The present study explores motivations, deterrents and benefits of studying abroad in China. Questionnaires were distributed to 285 overseas students and findings suggest that Western students rated their overall experiences favorably, while only the majority of participants rated their academic experience as above. Findings also reveal that other related academic factors such as the Chinese university administration support was somewhat below neutral. Finally, findings also suggest that a strong motivation to study in China is receiving a grant or scholarship, and students' favorite aspects from the experience were the people, the food and the culture. Implications and further directions for the study will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
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