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International student migration: a comparison of UK and Indian students’ motivations for studying abroad

King, Russell and Sondhi, Gunjan (2018). International student migration: a comparison of UK and Indian students’ motivations for studying abroad. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16(2) pp. 176–191.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2017.1405244
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Abstract

This paper breaks new ground in its comparative analysis of two international student migration (ISM) streams, one from the Global South to the Global North (India to developed Anglophone countries), and the other within the Global North (UK to North America, Europe and Australia). These two ISM movements reflect different positionalities within the global system of international student movements, and hence necessitate a critical perspective on the assumptions behind such a comparison, which questions the dominance of ‘knowledge’ about ISM that derives from ‘the West’ as a theoretical template. Two methods are employed to collect data: an online questionnaire survey of UK and Indian students who are, or have recently been, studying abroad; and in-depth interviews to UK and Indian international students. Motivations for studying abroad are remarkably similar in the questionnaire results; more subtle differences emerge from the interviews.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1476-7732
Keywords: International student migration, UK students, Indian students, North America, motivations to study abroad
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 53466
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 15:13
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 15:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53466
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