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Wee, Alysia – Journal of International Students, 2019
This article explores the significance of space in international student identity formation, focusing specifically on the experiences of female Singaporean undergraduate students in the UK. By examining three spatial scales (public, institutional, and room spaces), this article employs a mixed methods approach to investigate how identity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Females
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Ye, Lily; Edwards, Viv – Journal of Research in International Education, 2015
This study aims to explore how Chinese overseas doctoral students adjust to a different academic, social and cultural environment, using Giddens' theoretical framework of self-identity. The findings indicate the participants proactively used various coping strategies in meeting challenges and adapting to new social environments. Continuity and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Jones, Jennifer; Fleischer, Stephanie; McNair, Alistair; Masika, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article focuses on research into international undergraduates' transition experiences when starting UK higher education (HE). The study explored ways in which combined experiences of university learning, teaching and support and International Foundation Year (IFY) attendance at a pathway international college influence first year…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Experience
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Amadasi, Sara; Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper considers how, in the process of positioning that is implicit in every interaction, all of us employ multiple and often competing narratives when we talk about cultural identity and our relationships with new cultural environments. In interviews with newly arrived postgraduate students about their experience of travelling to study…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Graduate Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Salter-Dvorak, Hania – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
This article considers how course design accommodates the adaptation of L2 students into the early stages of the master's dissertation (Social Sciences and Humanities) at a UK university. I present a contrastive process-oriented analysis of two students' experiences on different courses, extracted from a 13-month ethnographic study in which…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Foreign Countries
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Gill, Scherto – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
For over a decade, 50,000 Chinese students have come to study each year in the UK, and the majority of them have since returned and settled back in China. An understanding of their return journey and how relevant their overseas learning is to their home life and work environment is a key to the re-visioning of the internationalisation of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Asians
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Gu, Qing; Schweisfurth, Michele; Day, Christopher – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper discusses the background and key findings of a two-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded mixed-method research project (2006-2008) which was designed, within the context of university internationalisation, to provide an investigation of the experiences of first-year international students during their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Study, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Maringe, Felix; Jenkins, Jennifer – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: This paper examines the experiences of engaging with academic writing of international doctoral students in the schools of humanities and education at a UK university. The purpose of this paper is to uncover the real accounts of international students whose cultural and language backgrounds are often marginalised and considered, not as…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Anxiety
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Chan, Letty – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Since the inception of the L2 motivational self system (Dörnyei, 2005), which operationalises motivation as a function of learners' future identities, the field of L2 motivation has seen a growing interest in mental imagery. Numerous studies have examined the role of a future self-guide, that is, the ideal L2 self, and have confirmed it to be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Second Language Learning
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism