ERIC Number: EJ825724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Exploring the Orientations of International Students in Mexico: Differences by Region of Origin
Cantwell, Brendan; Luca, Sandra G.; Lee, Jenny J.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v57 n3 p335-354 Mar 2009
This study examined the dispositions, experiences, and expectations of international students in a developing country to understand the increasing phenomenon of reverse student flows and the role of the political economy in international student mobility. Students' dispositions, experiences and expectations--referred here collectively as "orientations"--served as the guiding framework for this study. Data were drawn from survey responses from 279 international students at universities throughout Mexico and analyzed to explore the orientations among students from Europe, Latin America and North America. Findings showed significant differences among international students' dispositions, experiences, and expectations by these geographical regions of origin. In a broader context, this research addressed the important role of developing countries as not only senders but also receivers of international students. This research also demonstrated the ways that the political economy shape the orientations of students studying abroad.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Student Experience, Expectation, Psychological Characteristics, Student Surveys, Regional Characteristics, International Studies, School Orientation, Developing Nations, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; North America