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ERIC Number: EJ892315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
The Contribution of University Accommodation to International Student Security
Paltridge, Toby; Mayson, Susan; Schapper, Jan
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v32 n4 p353-364 Aug 2010
In this paper we argue that living in university accommodation is a possible means of improving the security of international students. Our argument is supported by a qualitative case study of a single Hall of Residence on Monash University's Clayton campus. Data were collected primarily from interviews with three groups of participants--six international students currently living in that Hall of Residence, three international students who used to live in the Halls of Residence, and three College Heads. The primary finding of this study was that international students living in university accommodation felt very physically secure and experienced a reduced threat level to their social security. It is intended that our findings will assist universities and government in improving the security of international students studying in Australia, thus contributing to a more sustainable Australian education export industry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia