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Title Do universities need to up their game when it comes to support for international students?
Author Carolyn Walker - Carolyn Walker, Observatory Associate; Consultant in International Higher Education


According to the latest OECD figures, around 5 million students worldwide are studying outside their home country, up 50% between 2005 and 2012. Institutions are increasingly aware that international students have a range of specific social, practical and academic needs. Although all students, whether domestic or international , may find themselves away from home and its support networks and are subject to various stresses and strains as a result, international students face additional challenges. There is certainly no doubt that support for international students in higher education is much better than it was perhaps twenty or even ten years ago. However, with a particular orientation towards higher education in the UK, this article questions whether enough is being done.

Date 15/11/2016
Region(s) Europe, All Regions
Countries United Kingdom, International
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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