International Students' Experience
How easy is it for international students in the creative arts to find their feet, to find accommodation, make friends, and adapt to the English education system?Do we, as a host institution and host staff and students, understand their needs, and do we give them the appropriate support?
This project tackled these issues. Fourteen postgraduate researchers interviewed 141 first-year students across the University from six regional groups - Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the USA - in their own languages.
We also interviewed 21 British students to help us make comparisons.
An internal report was presented to senior management in March 2008. There have been a number of dissemination activities and presentations at conferences.
The project is coordinated by Dr Silvia Sovic.
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Lost In Transition? The International Students' Experience Project (pdf)
BibliographyComprehensive research literature relating to international students' experience (pdf)
- Coping with stress: the perspective of international students
Paper published in Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education,Volume 6 Issue 3
- Tales of Transition: Teaching and Learning Issues for First-Year International Students in Arts and Design (pdf)
Paper presented at the 'Learning Together: Reshaping Higher Education in a Global Age', Institute of Education, 22-24 July 2007
- International Students as 'Others'? The Experience of First-Year Students in the Creative Arts (pdf)
Paper presented at the 'Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education' (SRHE) December 2007
- Hi-bye Friends and the Herd Instinct: International and Home Students in the Creative Arts'
Paper published in The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning