Global Perspectives on  International Student Experiences in Higher Education

Bista - Routledge Global Perspectives on Intl StudentGlobal Perspectives on  International Student Experiences in Higher Education:  Tensions and Issues © 2018 – Routledge|204 pages |Edited by Krishna Bista

This book is an empirical attempt to document a myriad of international student experience from multiple perspectives that includes socio-cultural identities, contextual influences on their learning experiences, their wellbeing experiences, and their post-study experiences. Throughout this book, contributors question the existing assumptions and values of international student programs and services, reexamine and explore new perspectives to present the emerging challenges and critical evaluations of student experiences, their identities, wellbeing experiences, and post-study challenges and experiences. This book provides resource material to benefit educators, policymakers, and staff who work closely with international students in higher education. (CIES Book Launch Form)

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Endorsements for the book

Introducing new and diverse voices, Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education makes a significant contribution to the literature about international students,  who are no longer viewed as a monolithic category, but rather as a complex group of students with varied social, emotional, and academic experiences and backgrounds.  This is a must-read for those who seek to understand more about this diverse and vital constituency at universities today.     – Dr. Darla K. Deardorff, author and research scholar, Duke University, USA

This is a timely volume that explores the identities, experiences, motivations and wellbeing of international students. The collection of chapters is as eclectic as the origins and destinations of contemporary mobile learners. –-Dr. Michele Schweisfurth, Professor of Comparative and International Education; Director, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow (UK)

This collection of original case studies offers a refined understanding of the journeys and experiences of international students within the complex social dynamics of living and learning from the classroom and campus life to the local, national and global communities. The insightful analyses with academic rigor make these fascinating stories a compelling reading. The book will be of interest to scholars, especially those in comparative and international education, students, administrators, and staff managing international student offices in different contexts. –-N’Dri Assié-Lumumba, Professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA and President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

Krishna’s Global Perspectives project is timely and very relevant during such uncertain times for our country and profession.  As a senior international officer, I am often researching model practices and varying perspectives at the intersection of diversity and internationalization.  Krishna and the contributing authors do a great job addressing a spectrum of challenges and opportunities for international students enrolled in higher education institutions across the world. –Dr. Jewell Winn, Executive Director for International Affairs and Senior International Officer, Affairs Tennessee State University, USA

The volume explores important topics pertaining to international student wellbeing, their learning, post-study and socio-cultural experiences, and represents a fascinating contribution to the growing body of literature on higher education internationalisation. –-Maia Chankseliani, Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford, UK

The airport exit lounge is a proven gateway to excitement, adventure and learning the unexpected.   In this impressive collection, Bista and colleagues demonstrate why tackling the difficulties, satisfactions and surprises of learning about foreign cultures is usually a life-changing event. –Prof. Dr. Roger Boshier, University of British Columbia, Canada  

An authoritative book that offers a detailed examination of the contextual influences on international student identities and learning experiences. The compelling empirical perspectives of international student wellbeing and post-study experiences make a scholarly and critical contribution to furthering our understanding of the complexities faced by international students in their educational journeys. An essential reading for anyone concerned with and committed to enhancing international student experience.— Namrata Rao, Senior Lecturer in Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK   

Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges is the first book to systematically look at the challenges and issues involved for both international students and their hosts. The focus for universities has been on recruitment rather than on structural and programmatic changes that would help both students and hosts to prevent difficulties during their stay abroad.  Starting with an Introductory Chapter which gives an excellent bird’s-eye view of the context and issues involved in international student experiences, the following 18 chapters in this book provide a multi-faceted look through empirical perspectives and insights, at major challenges faced by international students in higher education which will guide policymakers and students alike. — Prof. Dr. Ratna Ghosh, Distinguished James McGill Professor and W.C.Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University, Canada; Past- President, Comparative and International Education Society 

“A comprehensive account of international student experiences and backgrounds from multiple perspectives, this book fills a void in articulating how higher education is strengthened and enriched by the diversity and multiculturalism international students have brought to campuses while addressing the actions needed to provide better services to support, nurture, and ensure their success.” — Prof. Dr. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Stony Brook University, United States

“Important addition to empirical research on student experiences. Highly recommended to international higher education practitioners.” –Markus Laitinen, President, European Association for International Education (EAIE)