Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education examines a wide range of international student experiences empirically from multiple perspectives that includes socio-cultural identities, contextual influences on their learning experiences, their wellbeing experiences, and their post-study experiences. 

This collection sheds light on the over five million students who cross geographical, cultural, and educational borders for higher education outside of their home countries. This book consists of nineteen chapters spread across four sections. Throughout the 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 and their identities.

Offering a rich understanding of these students and their global college experiences in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Americas, this book offers research-based strategies to effectively recruit, engage, support, and retain international students as they participate in higher educational settings around the world. This book provides resource material to benefit educators, policymakers, and staff who work closely with international students in higher education.

chapter 1|15 pages

Exploring the Field

Understanding the International Student Experience

part I|105 pages

Sociocultural Experiences

chapter 2|14 pages

Seeing International Students as Students

Changing Institutional Classification, Identity, and Stereotype

chapter 5|12 pages

‘I Just Want to Be Equal With the Other Native Students’

How International Students in England Experience Routine Normalization

chapter 6|21 pages

Reconciling Multiple Identities

Experiences of International Undergraduate Students in the United States

part II|87 pages

Contextual Influences on International Student Learning Experiences

chapter 10|13 pages

Is There a Difference?

International Students in Community Colleges

chapter 11|21 pages

International Undergraduates Reported for Academic Integrity Violations

Is English Deficiency a Predictor Variable?

chapter 13|18 pages

Headbump or Headway?

American Students’ Engagement With Their International Peers on Campus

part III|46 pages

Rethinking International Student Wellbeing Experiences

chapter 14|15 pages

Rethinking Student Wellbeing Experiences

The Coping Strategies of Black-African International Students

chapter 15|15 pages

International Students’ Mental Health

An Australian Case Study of Singaporean Students’ Perceptions

part IV|47 pages

International Student Post-Study Experiences

chapter 18|16 pages

International Students’ Experiences in the U.S. Workforce

Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes

chapter 19|15 pages

International Students as a Vulnerable Army of Workers

Work Experience and Workplace Treatment