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Wed Feb 19 2020

Books: Intercultural Transitions in Higher Education: Schartner, Young

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Date: 18-Feb-2020
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Subject: Intercultural Transitions in Higher Education: Schartner, Young
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Title: Intercultural Transitions in Higher Education
Subtitle: International Student Adjustment and Adaptation
Series Title: Studies in Social Interaction
Published: 2020
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Alina Schartner
Author: Tony Johnstone Young
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474431248 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 29.99 Comment: EPUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474431231 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 95.00 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474431217 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781474431224 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 29.99

Explores the experience of being an international student in higher education

*Captures the full temporal range of the international student experience, from the decision to study abroad to the longer-term outcomes

*Draws together findings from across a range of areas including social psychology, education, applied linguistics and intercultural communication studies

*Explores the international student experience and how it might be understood as an academic, psychological and sociocultural phenomenon of adjustment and adaptation

*Provides a researcher toolkit showcasing a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches, enabling researchers to study both processes and outcomes of intercultural transition in higher education

Universities are among the most dynamic contemporary arenas for intercultural contact, and one of the most interesting phenomena for social interaction studies, both conceptually and empirically. There are around four million people worldwide studying abroad, with numbers growing. These international student sojourns are, first and foremost, social experiences, with social interaction being both a success factor for and outcome of intercultural transition. But what’s it like being an ‘international’ student? How is the experience different from studying ‘at home’, and what might make it a success, or otherwise? This volume details how recent research has attempted to answer these questions and others related to the transition between different national learning environments, and shows how it is helping to inform debates, policy and practice on the international student experience.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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