Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions

Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions

Krishna Bista (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA) and Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University, USA)
Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 363
ISBN13: 9781466697492|ISBN10: 1466697490|EISBN13: 9781466697508|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9749-2


Cross-cultural experiences in university settings have a significant impact on students’ lives by enriching the learning process and promoting cultural awareness and tolerance. While studying abroad offers students unique learning opportunities, educators must be able to effectively address the specific social and academic needs of multicultural learners.

Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the issues surrounding study abroad students in culturally diverse educational environments. Featuring various perspectives from a global context on ensuring the educational, structural, and social needs of international students are met, this book is ideally designed for university faculty, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and academicians working with transnational students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational Acculturation
  • ESL Students
  • International Student Barometer
  • Racialization
  • Student Engagement
  • Student Spouses
  • Teaching Assistants

Reviews and Testimonials

This book offers timely insights into current trends in higher education, with diverse contributions from experts around the globe.

– Robin Shields, PhD, School of Management, University of Bath, UK

This collection offers critical and insightful discussions on the issues related to international students. It contributes new reflections for future debate, practice and research within the internationalization of education discourse, and should be a must read for international students and anyone working with them.

– Armineh Soorenian, PhD, University of Leeds, UK

Editors Bista and Foster present readers with a collection of academic and expert perspectives on the social and academic experience of international students at U.S. institutions of higher education. The fifteen contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the experience of Asian international graduate students in U.S. schools, the Canadian perspective in the context of internationalization, making meaning of race and racialization in American colleges and universities, and many other related subjects.

– ProtoView Reviews

This volume provides many useful insights to the current situation of international students in institutions abroad. The extensive bibliographies in each of the 15 chapters also provide hundreds of other sources discussing these topics. For academic libraries, or libraries working with groups involved in this area of education, this work will be quite useful.

– Mark Schumacher, American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Krishna Bista is an Assistant Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA. His areas of interest include international student studies, multicultural education, and leadership practices. Dr. Bista is the founder/editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication for international higher education. He is also the associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. His recent publications appear in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the International Journal of Doctoral Studies, College Teaching, and The Educational Forum. Dr. Bista is an active review board member of serval academic publications including Kappa Delta Pi Record (Routledge), Sociology Compass (Wiley), International Journal of Leadership in Education (Routledge), Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies (Sage), Journal of International Education Management (Emerald), Journal of Research in Education (EERA), and Current Issues in Education (ASU). He teaches educational leadership practices, multicultural education, and research and statistics. He earned a M.A. from Tribhuvan University (Nepal). He holds a specialist degree in Community College Teaching and Administration and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Higher Education, both from Arkansas State University.
Charlotte Foster is an Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University. Her research agenda includes multicultural issues in higher education as well mathematics education. She has piloted inclusive math experiences in clinical settings for elementary teachers while serving as the academic editor for the Journal of International Students. She is also a national review for higher education mathematics programs. Her publications appear in Multicultural Perspectives, the International Journal of Research and Review, and ASCD Express.