International students: A vulnerable student population

Mark Sherry, Peter Thomas, Wing Hong Chui

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Abstract

This study examines the experiences of international students at The University of Toledo, where international students comprise approximately 10% of the student population. It highlights problems international students experience such as adapting to a new culture, English language problems, financial problems and lack of understanding from the broader University community. Recommendations for improvement include initiatives to raise the profile of international students, improved financial assistance and scholarships, and creating opportunities for international students to improve their spoken English skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalHigher Education
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cultural barriers
  • English language fluency
  • Financial problems
  • International students
  • Social exclusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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