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Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions

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Cross-cultural experiences in university settings have a significant impact on students’ lives by enriching the learning process and promoting cultural awareness and tolerance. While studying abroad offers students unique learning opportunities, educators must be able to effectively address the specific social and academic needs of multicultural learners. Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the issues surrounding study abroad students in culturally diverse educational environments. Featuring various perspectives from a global context on ensuring the educational, structural, and social needs of international students are met, this book is ideally designed for university faculty, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and academicians working with transnational students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Chapter Reviewers
  7. Consulting Copy Editors
  8. Foreword
    1. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES AND LOCAL CHALLENGES SURROUNDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MOBILITY
  9. Foreword
  10. Preface
    1. AN OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
    2. OUR TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. CHAPTER ORGANIZATION
    4. SPECIAL THANKS
  11. Acknowledgements
  12. Chapter 1: Asian International Graduate Students' Academic and Social Experiences in American Higher Education
    1. ABSRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH METHOD
    4. THEME 1: ACADEMIC PLIGHT
    5. THEME 2: SOCIAL PATTERNS OF ASIAN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
    6. THEME 3: DUELING AGENDAS
    7. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
    8. CAMPUS SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 2: Academic Experiences of International Graduate Students
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    5. RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA SOURCES
    6. LIMITATIONS
    7. FINDINGS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 3: Learning the Rules of the Game
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    4. METHOD
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 4: Making Meaning of Race and Racialization in the Lives of Five International Graduate Students
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 5: Negotiating the Boundaries of American Blackness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 6: Exploring the Experiences of International Students' Partners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH
    4. EXPERIENCES OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ PARTNERS
    5. NEEDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PARTNERS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 7: Addressing the Needs of F-2 Wives in the United States
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEYWORDS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 8: Globalization of Racism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODS
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 9: When in Rome
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHODS
    5. DATA COLLECTION SOURCES
    6. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. SUGGESTIONS FOR DEPARTMENTAL ITA MENTORING STRATEGIES
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 10: Understanding Language Experiences of International ESL Students in U.S. Classrooms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSIONS
    7. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. APPENDIX
  22. Chapter 11: Academic Motivation and Experiences of International Students of Color in STEM
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 12: Using Data Wisely to Improve International Student Satisfaction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODS
    5. HIGHLIGHTS OF FINDINGS FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BAROMETER
    6. DISCUSSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: FOR INSTITUTIONAL INTERNATIONALIZATION OF CAMPUS
    7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BAROMETER SURVEY TEMPLATE
  24. Chapter 13: Academic Achievement and Demographics of International Undergraduates
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODS
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. LIMITATIONS, FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 14: Guest Students
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: WHITENESS AND “SAVING” ATTITUDES
    5. RESEARCH METHOD
    6. JAPANESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN A TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 15: High-Impact Educational Practices to Promote International Students' Engagement and Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. LIMITATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors