Rienties, B., Beausaert, S., Grohnert, T., Niemantsverdriet, S., & Kommers, P. (2012). Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration. Higher Education, 63(6), 685-700.
The need for higher education has prompted many students to seek further studies in international colleges outside their countries and Australia has become an academic hub for international students who mostly come from developing nations in Asia and Africa. The students, once they secure a place in this schools, they are subjected to a new environment which comes with different challenges. International students in Australia have become an integral part of the society both social and economical. However the students face a myriad of challenges before fully adopting to the new learning culture. In
I believe that Australian students do not realize to a full extent how difficult it can be for those coming from different cultural environment. One of the symptoms Oberg described was a sense of loss. Conversation with Ben demonstrated that this is one of the first confusion an international student goes through – the world he used to live in and felt comfortable is no longer the same and there is no one to guide him. No wonder that at the beginning the majority feels depressed. The universities do not analyze social aspect of the international students’ problems. Without finding their place first, they are not able to succeed in their learning process. In most cases, culture shock is difficult to avoid especially if these are not just two different countries but two different continents. Each student needs an introduction to this new world, but he faces too make challenges to cope with them on his own. This is often one of the major explanations why they fail courses or even semesters. It should be reminded that social adaptation is vital for further curriculum progress. Otherwise, they feel detached from the environment. Thus, any further studies considering the experience of international students should be devoted to psychological and social aspects of adaptation as these are the key factors of their acculturation. I can select three of the leading trends that require deeper analysis. Firstly, the study of acculturation changes in the behavior of international students. Secondly, the study of acculturation stress - emotional changes the international students go through. And finally, the third area is the study of acculturation attitudes, i.e. attitudes and values that the individual form under the influence of new cultural environment. Thus it can be seen that student’s adaptation is a much more complex issue that it might
With an increase in student mobility around the world, there are many positive outcomes related to learning a different set of education from their home country and obtaining intercultural experiences with a global mindset. On the other hand, students may struggle with different challenges, which they may have unexpected to encounter.
In this letter I present the most recent analysis and design of the Comprehensive Balance Scorecard (BSC) for a non-profit, award-winning, and highly progressive with an outstanding broad-based collection, Otago Museum. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is an example of a performance measurement system. The newly created performance measurement system incorporates four different dimensions, such as Financial, Community / Customer Perspective, Internal Business, and Learning / Innovation and Growth, in an effort to achieve goal congruence within an organization. Financial area is concerned with how well a company is using its resources. Also, it shows if an organization can further expand and operate its desired programs. Community / Customer
Initially, due to English is a foreign language, international students usually need spend more time in studying than local students. In fact, more or less language problems will happen in international students’ studying life. For example, some students cannot correctly use English to analyze the topic, research the information and write work paper in their group-research. Moreover, different countries have different cultures, those from countries in different education system even need to change their way in speaking, writing and thinking etc. into international models. Therefore, learning time for international students is very tight because they are facing with so much pressure. This means that, if international students use too much time doing part-time work, they cannot have enough time to do their school work which is
Maureen Andrade article, “International students face academic and social transition issues in their ﬁrst year of university” (P.135), so, students will face hard times at the beginning because they came from different countries which have different traditions and believes so, they will need time to adjust with the new environment depends on the student’s personality if he or she is extroverted or introverted. Accordingly, social adjustment issues present an obstacle for the international student; they face new life style, and sometimes the social support they get is less than what the domestic students get. Language proficiency can be the biggest obstacle for the international students, sometimes they feel shy speaking to native speakers because
In this current modern era of our time, it can be seen that an enormous number of students prefer to study overseas in Australian universities. For the purpose of this essay, “overseas study” refers to the act of travelling beyond your country to receive tertiary education. There are numerous reasons as to why universities in Australia are popular. Students may choose Australia universities for the high quality education system, which leads to better job opportunities. Moreover, the student friendly living conditions within a diverse multi-cultural environment.
While writing my profile essay on University of Montana International Student Association to discover the challenges, international students face when they moved away thousands of miles from their home country to study here at the University of Montana. Many face challenges from social (unfamiliar living circumstances), academic (learning style) to cultural (language, culture and personal barriers) issues. Some students adapt easily to life here in Missoula while others experience difficulties. I began to wonder if these problems faced by international students here at the University of Montana are the same compared to other international students attending other university throughout the United States (US). I started doing my research for
Preliminary data analysis was completed to examine the relationship between international student graduation rates and three variables: the presence of a designated office for orientation, number of topics covered during orientation, and orientation program length (number of days). The methods used for analysis include, one-way ANOVA and linear regression. The next section will discuss in detail the data collection process, and the rationale for variable and method selections. The result will be given, and the implication and limitation of the data analysis will be discussed.
Everest University on-line is one in every of the largest institutions in U.S.A. it\'s a co-educational Everest University and non-sectarian in charisma. The Everest University agreements on-line groupings to students World Health Organization prefer to follow advanced education on associate agenda adjustable enough to end a course. The web categories provide courses that are like the programme followed in campuses.
Participants GPA is one of the main instruments used to gauge the performance of international students. However, participants GPA could be influenced by factors that over time triggered changes in GPA. Therefore, one of the approaches to minimize regression is maintaining that eligible participants have completed at least 2 full-time semesters and no more than 4 semesters of schooling in the U.S. Moreover, participants GPA could also be influenced by psychological, emotional and being in a new environment factor. In order to control such threat to internal validity, the survey will be constituted of open-ended and close-ended questions that will help analyze the degree to which these factors may influence data and possibly cause
To achieve the goal of being having the best international universities, there are certain policies that need to be implemented to ensure that students globally have equal chances of gaining access to the universities. The presence of
The community I have chosen is the University of Auckland Tāmaki Innovation Campus (Tāmaki Campus). As stated by Chile (2007), a community is defined as a group of people who share a certain thing that bounds them together. This could include geographic location or socio-cultural issues such as refugee status. More importantly, the members interact and engage with each other to form a sense of belonging or identity. The campus is located in the Saint John’s suburb, however, the campus is more closely affiliated with the Glen Innes West community. Therefore, Glen Innes will be used instead of Saint John’s suburb. Glen Innes West is located to the East of Auckland city with a population of around 4,500. The area has a large ethnic diversity with Pacific people making up 45% and Māori 20% (Statistics, 2013). Tāmaki campus plays a central aspect in the Glen Innes community, in particular, the relationships between the campus and Te Oro and the Ruapotaka Marae. The campus is offered to undergraduates and postgraduates, generally, the undergraduate students are enrolled in either Medical and Health Sciences and the Sciences faculty, whereas the postgraduate students are involved in research. The two main research themes at the campus are Health Innovation and Biodiversity and Biosecurity Innovation. The health innovation aspect is primarily focused on the School of Population Health and the Faculty of Science, this includes the study of Pacific health, health systems, Māori health