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Multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education: A way forward

Rienties, Bart and Jindal-Snape, Divya (2016). Multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education: A way forward. In: Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart eds. Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education. New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction. London: Routledge, pp. 259–283.

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In this chapter, we will pull together the key points from all the sections and chapters and use them as a spring board to consider new insights into research, practice and policy related to international students’ transitions. As mentioned in Chapter 1, transition is an on-going process that involves moving from one context and set of interpersonal relationships to another (Jindal-Snape, 2010). Transition in the main is a positive process. As indicated previously, for international students transition to a new programme, university or country, signals success in achieving their aspiration. To study at a selected university, with an expert of their choice or on a coveted programme, and when they get scholarship for doing so, is a marker of academic esteem in which they are held. There are, of course, stressors related to these aspects, especially with pressure to perform well academically but most importantly to do with their day to day adaptation within a new educational, cultural and societal system.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISBN: 1-138-89091-X, 978-1-138-89091-6
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 45018
Depositing User: Bart Rienties
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 11:39
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 10:53
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