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Heng, Tang T. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
As international student mobility worldwide reach new heights, there have been increasing conversations around how tertiary institutions need to rethink how they relate to and support international students for success. This study asks mainland Chinese students, the largest proportion of international students worldwide, to voice their desires…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, College Students, International Education
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Haugh, Michael – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
International students have continued to be the focus of simplistic stereotyping in media discourse where they are frequently identified as one of the forces behind declining academic standards in Australian universities. Their English language skills, in particular, have continued to be the focus of debate both in the mainstream media and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education
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Wendt, Jillian L.; Nisbet, Deanna L. – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
This study examined the predictive relationship among international students' sense of community, perceived learning, and end-of-course grades in computer-mediated, U.S. graduate-level courses. The community of inquiry (CoI) framework served as the theoretical foundation for the study. Step-wise hierarchical multiple regression showed no…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Foreign Students, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Students
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Liu, Dongfang; Vogel, Linda R. – Higher Education Studies, 2016
The number of Chinese international students enrolled in U.S. higher education has significantly grown over the past two decades. In 2015, Chinese international students accounted for the largest group of international students from any one single country. Previous research acknowledges Chinese students encountering significant difficulties in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Foreign Students
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Sato, Takahiro; Hodge, Samuel R.; Eckert, Kevin – Journal of International Students, 2018
The purpose of the study was to scrutinize and explain the academic, social, and athletic experiences of international student-athletes attending a historically Black university. Participants were six international student-athletes (five men and one woman). Situated in position theory, the research design was explanatory multiple case study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Black Colleges
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Luongo, Gabriella; Tucker, Rochelle; Hutchinson, Crystal; Dhaliwal, Rosie – Journal of International Students, 2018
The Community Cooking Workshops (CCWs) are free, bi-weekly, hands-on, cooking and nutrition education workshops for international students facilitated by the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Peer Health Educators (PHEs). The impacts of the CCWs on international student nutrition knowledge, behavior change, and social outcomes were examined. Data was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Health Promotion
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Tu, Haijing – Journal of International Students, 2018
The number of international students studying in the U.S. has substantially increased in the digital age. Do having access to content in their native language work for or against their adaptation to American culture? In order to address this question, this research employed focus groups and interviews containing a total of 12 international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Native Language
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Rose-Redwood, CindyAnn; Rose-Redwood, Reuben – Journal of International Students, 2018
In this article, we consider the ways in which both formal and informal social practices at colleges and universities can lead domestic and international students to engage in meaningful cross-cultural interactions. Employing a narrative-based approach, we reflect upon our own personal experiences as domestic students who developed close…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Interaction, Foreign Students, Social Integration
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Collier, Daniel A.; Rosch, David M.; Houston, Derek A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
International student enrollment has experienced dramatic increases on U.S. campuses. Using a national dataset, the study explores and compares international and domestic students' incoming and post-training levels of motivation to lead, leadership self-efficacy, and leadership skill using inverse-probability weighting of propensity scores to…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Leadership Training, Student Participation
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Newell, Emily M. – NACADA Journal, 2015
Through an extensive literature review, student--athlete college transition issues as well as concerns of international student-athletes are identified. Research on general student advising, developmental advising, and mentoring literature points to successful tactics for assisting domestic students, international students, and student-athletes…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Athletics, Transitional Programs, Literature Reviews
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Hayes, Aneta – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper contributes to an understanding of the ways in which not being bound to the nation of education, in legal and cultural terms, excludes international students. Based on narrative interviews with 20 students from 6 countries, the paper considers a range of difficulties international students encounter in social and educational domains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Interviews, Barriers, Emotional Response
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Nachatar Singh, Jasvir Kaur – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Although there has been a large body of Western literature exploring adjustment experiences of international students, limited research has been conducted to understand the connections between factors and academic success particularly concerning postgraduate international students. This paper fills this gap in the literature from a non-Western…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Ploner, Josef – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
With the increasing mobility of international students to UK universities, the appropriate facilitation of their transition remains a critical issue in terms of higher education practice and research. Much existing research and practice is characterised by assimilationist approaches to transition where international students are seen to 'adapt to'…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Transitional Programs, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
McDonald, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
International students make up an increasingly large proportion of the UK's student population. Whether studying at undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level, they require support just like home students. However, international students can often bring additional issues and complications for the staff who are supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Student Experience
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Pasura, Rinos – International Journal of Training Research, 2018
The redesign of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector in the early 1990s changed the way the sector has been traditionally structured, organised and most importantly financed and delivered. This VET policy change led to a market model of education and a subsequent increase in the participation of private VET providers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Migration, Foreign Students
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