Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility

Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility

Krishna Bista (Morgan State University, USA) and Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781466697461|ISBN10: 1466697466|EISBN13: 9781466697478|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9746-1


As one of the fastest growing trends in higher education, study abroad programs are having a critical impact on the educational landscape. While international study programs generate more revenue and promote campus diversity, there are several challenges that must be considered when integrating non-native students into native universities.

Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility explores comparative research regarding the implementation of effective strategies needed when working with native and non-native individuals in educational settings. Offering perspectives from international student experiences, as well as views on current mobility trends, immigration policies, and challenges with cultural expectations, this publication will be a critical source for educators, policymakers, and university staff who interact with international students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Academic Adaptation
  • Developing Countries
  • Institutional Asymmetry
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Outbound Mobility
  • Student Migration
  • Transnational Higher Education

Reviews and Testimonials

This book is highly recommended to readers. It emphasizes research conducted from many researchers in different countries, there by offering many different perspectives of international student mobility. This title brings to light the many challenges international students face when choosing a foreign college or university as their institution of higher learning.

– Sanoya Amienyi, EdD Adjunct Professor, Arkansas State University, USA

Contributors from education, sociology, business, and other fields offer research-based findings and perspectives into international student mobility trends, campus support services, immigration policy and regulations, and educational issues and challenges that international students face in higher education. Among the topics are international student mobility trends between developed and developing countries, moving against the current: student migration to Zimbabwe, three approaches to competing for global talent: the role of higher education, pre-departure cultural preparation for international students: addressing adjustment needs before study abroad, and academic adaptation experiences of Chinese students in a Canadian university.

– ProtoView Reviews

This book is very timely and provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of international student mobility. The editors should be congratulated on successfully bringing together the expertise of a wide range of authors from across the world.

– Divya Jindal-Snape, PhD, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, University of Dundee, Scotland

A very comprehensive and thorough examination of international student mobility. I highly recommend for anyone who works with this important and growing population of college students in the US.

– Jenny J. Lee, PhD, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Arizona, US

This is a very timely book. It provides a wealth of insights into how to conceptualize, understand and measure international student mobility at a time when this has become a central issue for higher education institutions and policy-makers alike. Analyses of trends, cultural, pedagogical and legal issues all find their place in this highly informative and comprehensive work.

– Manuel Souto-Otero, PhD, University of Bath, UK

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

Search this Book:

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

KRISHNA BISTA, EdD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland. His research focuses on college student experiences related to classroom participation, faculty-student relationships, and cross-cultural teaching and learning strategies in higher education. Previously, Dr. Bista served as the director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education. Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international education. Dr. Bista serves on the editorial review boards of several professional publications. He has reviewed book projects related to educational research, international and comparative education series for Routledge, Sage, Palgrave MacMillan, and Bloomsbury publications. His recent book is Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, New York, 2018).
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 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,International Journal of Research and Review, and ASCD Express.