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World class? An investigation of globalisation, difference and international student mobility - Findlay - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library

World class? An investigation of globalisation, difference and international student mobility - Findlay - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library | international student overseas | Scoop.it

This paper explores the motivations and meanings of international student mobility. Central to the discussion are the results of a large questionnaire survey and associated in-depth interviews with UK students enrolled in universities in six countries from around the world. The results suggest, first, that several different dimensions of social and cultural capital are accrued through study abroad. It is argued that the search for ‘world class’ education has taken on new significance. Second, the paper argues that analysis of student mobility should not be confined to a framework that separates study abroad from the wider life-course aspirations of students. It is argued that these insights go beyond existing theorisations of international student mobility to incorporate recognition of diverse approaches to difference within cultures of mobility, including class reproduction of distinction, broader notions of distinction within the life-plans of individual students, and how ‘reputations’ associated with educational destinations are structured by individuals, institutions and states in a global higher education system that produces differentially mediated geographies of international student mobility.


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An empirical study on the determinants of international student mobility: a global perspective - Online First - Springer

An empirical study on the determinants of international student mobility: a global perspective - Online First - Springer | international student overseas | Scoop.it

This paper, based on the data of 48 countries and regions from 1999 to 2008, studies the economic and educational determinants of how countries of different types attract international students. The study finds that: the volume of merchandise trade between countries facilitates international student mobility across borders; international students from developing countries put the same weights on educational and economic factors for peer developing countries as potential destinations, while only economic factors are taken into consideration for developed countries as potential destinations. On the other hand, international students from developed countries often value educational factors more for developed countries as possible destinations, while equally weigh educational and economic factors for developing countries as possible destinations. Therefore, countries aiming to attract talents from other countries should pay more attention to attract international students and encourage them to seek working opportunities in local employment markets after finishing study.


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UK: Government acts to boost flagging international student recruitment

The UK government has set up a new agency to support the expansion of education exports – including international student recruitment.

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock announced on 23 January that Education UK will specifically target fast-growing markets such as India and the Middle East. He claimed that the UK has an excellent reputation for education internationally, but is not currently exploiting it to the full. (...) - University World News, by David Jobbins, 25 January 2013, Issue No:256


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Factors influencing international students’ study destination decision abroad

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Higher education (HE) has become an increasingly competitive sector. The number of countries that are actively involved in international student recruitment has grown considerably. Given the growing international competition between countries for international students, it has become increasingly important to gain a better understanding of the factors that influence international students’ decision on study destination. This is especially true for HE institutions in countries including Sweden that only recently have begun to engage in attracting international students. In light of this, the focus of the thesis is twofold: 1) to investigate the factors that influence international students decision on study destination, and 2) how can the University of Gothenburg (GU) use this knowledge to re-design their marketing and recruitment strategies towards international students. The data collection process was performed via semi-structured interviews of current or graduated master students who study or have studied in Sweden and GU staff. The findings indicate three groups of factors that influence international students’ decision on study destination, which include communication, location and social factors. The sub-categories of these factors entail quality of communication, study destination’s attractiveness and social network. The data analysis demonstrates that it is important to understand the motivations and reasons international students choose certain programmes/courses at a specific university. The major contribution of this study is to highlight the significance of the category communication factors which has an important influence on international students’ decision of study destination. In light of this, GU might need to consider the recommended actions and practical implications to formulate their marketing communication strategy to meet the target students more effectively. Overall, this study contributes to improve the understanding of the various factors that underpin students’ decision with regards to choosing a study destination. This knowledge is a key to formulating effective communication and recruitment strategies for HE institutes to attract international students.


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How to grow international undergraduate student numbers

The global student mobility landscape is in constant flux and is often influenced by external factors beyond the control of higher education institutions. Consider how a combination of changes in the external environment, including demographics and economic growth, has influenced the patterns of the top senders of international students to the United States.
  (...) - University World News, by Rahul Choudaha, 05 March 2013, Issue No:262


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Report: Disadvantaged students in U.S. gaining on international peers | Hechinger Report

Report: Disadvantaged students in U.S. gaining on international peers | Hechinger Report | international student overseas | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism

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New article on interculturality for international and exchange students – Fred Dervin / Multicultural Education

New article on interculturality for international and exchange students – Fred Dervin / Multicultural Education | international student overseas | Scoop.it

Fred Dervin & Heidi Layne (2013): A guide to interculturality for international and exchange students: an example of Hostipitality?, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 1-19, DOI:10.1080/17447143.2012.753896

 


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The Global Student Experience: An International and Comparative Analysis (Hardback) - Routledge

The Global Student Experience: An International and Comparative Analysis (Hardback) - Routledge | international student overseas | Scoop.it

There are 100 million students in higher education throughout the world today. This collection provides some indication of what are they are learning and of their wider experiences. It also outlines the changing global context of provision for undergraduate students as countries and universities respond to what they anticipate will be new demands for virtual and more traditional learning in and across subjects of study. It brings together contributions from a range of authors to focus on common themes combined with descriptions of the student experience in national higher education systems. This affords insight into what students can expect from emerging patterns of provision worldwide. It also informs institutional decision makers as they attempt to meet changing international student demand within their own national circumstances of retrenchment or expansion in competition with private, public, and for-profit rivals at home and abroad.

The editors present this panorama of provision through a team of expert contributors who relate their experience and knowledge to shared global concerns. Thus, they combine the big picture of economic and political globalisation with examination of its various aspects, such as

 

cultural differences in learning,

 

distance provision

 

quality in the context of competition

 

the globally connected undergraduate curriculum

 

the predominance of business amongst other subjects of study, and

 

the assessment and ‘employability’ of graduates.

At the same time, in an increasingly open market there are also restrictions upon student travel and residence in many polities, and increasingly variable fees for home and international students. These pan-global themes are combined with an overview of ‘Western’ higher education, including the US, English and UK, and Australian systems of higher education contrasted with systems in different cultural contexts, such as the Middle East, Africa and South America, as well as the new giants China and India.

 

more here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415809269/


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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, April 1, 2013 5:19 AM

Excellent book on a very important and upcoming issue.

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Motives, Expectations, Perceptions and Satisfaction of International Students Pursuing Private Higher Education in Singapore | Min | International Journal of Marketing Studies

As education is an important sector in every national economy, it is arguable that higher education is a key area of interest of both public and private institutions. With globalization, the higher education sector is internationalized through the mobility of the institutions and students alike. International students are increasingly moving to other countries in pursuit of education and other interests such as career opportunities, cultural and social experiences, and even migration.

The present study investigates international students’ motives in studying abroad and the impacts of these different motives on their evaluation of service quality of the institutions where they study. This study attempts to incorporate the motives of their study with the well recognized service quality model, namely SERVQUAL.

This study was empirically conducted in a private higher education institution in Singapore, gathering data from 263 international students who are studying in the business programmes. The survey method was used to gather the required data about the motives, expectations and perceptions as well as the level of satisfaction with the education service provided by the institution under study.

The study found that the students held four kinds of motives: academic & education, career & migration, pleasure & experience and work. The study suggests that educational marketers should consider the role and influence of the motives in evaluating service quality by international students and to develop their education programmes accordingly so that their level of service quality will be enhanced from the perspective of international students.


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Student satisfaction and student perceptions of quality at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates

Student satisfaction and student perceptions of quality at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates | international student overseas | Scoop.it

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The international branch campus has emerged as a popular form of transnational higher education but to date little research has been undertaken on student perceptions and experiences, other than the student feedback evaluations conducted by institutions. This research employed a survey questionnaire to investigate student perceptions of study at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country which hosts the largest number of branch campuses globally. Across the seven dimensions examined – programme effectiveness, quality of lecturers and teaching, student learning, assessment and feedback, learning resources, use of technology, and facilities/social life – it was found that students are largely satisfied. The findings refute many of the criticisms of international branch campuses in the literature, regarding quality, political or ideological issues.


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Higher Education around the world 

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Students demanding more technology in education - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Students demanding more technology in education - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment | international student overseas | Scoop.it

ICEF Monitor has frequently looked at how technology is impacting international student recruitment – from the basic techniques of social media and mobile-optimised websites to the growing popularity of interactive virtual tours and the use of QR codes.

 

Today, we explore how technological changes are influencing student behaviour and student demands by presenting new research findings as well as an interesting infographic on how technology is changing college life.


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get organised for the GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE !! | International Student Movement

get organised for the GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE !! | International Student Movement | international student overseas | Scoop.it

We are calling for a Global Education Strike. It is the first time that an education strike is being coordinated worldwide. We will UNITE in solidarity, because no matter where we live, we face the same struggle against national state and profit driven interests, and their hold on education. Increasing tuition fees, budget cuts, outsourcing, school closures, as well as other phenomena are linked to an increasing commercialization and privatization of education. Only by uniting globally will we be able to overcome these and enable free emancipatory education for all.


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University Fairs - International Education Fair and International Student Fairs & Exhibitions for the Higher-Education Sector | University Fairs

University Fairs - International Education Fair and International Student Fairs & Exhibitions for the Higher-Education Sector | University Fairs | international student overseas | Scoop.it

University Fairs - International Education Fair and International Student Fairs & Exhibitions for the Higher-Education Sector | University Fairs


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International Student Movement - Blog

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“On Nov. 14, 2012, tens of thousands of students flooded the streets of Montreal to express opposition to the proposed tuition hikes. Iain Brannigan, one of approximately 65,000 participants, often took part in the city’s frequent, massive student protests — but this day was uniquely exciting for him. As the University of Ottawa international-development student marched to the tune of “À qui la rue?” (Whose streets? ) “À nous la rue!” (Our streets!), he knew that the words were being chanted simultaneously — in a dozen different languages — by students around the globe.


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Globalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Globalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment | international student overseas | Scoop.it

Virtually all of the most ambitious students in the world, at all levels – elementary, secondary, and tertiary – have one thing in common in 2013: the desire to become proficient in a language other than their native tongue, and possibly several languages. For some of these A-type students, “desire” is not strong enough a word – “requirement” is more apt. Take the example of Lenka Menden, profiled in The Economist’s article “Parlez-vous MBA?”:


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