International Students in the UK Universities: A Case Study of a UK University’s Multicultural Organization Scheme and Other Integration Initiatives

Xihui Chen, Jökull Hafthor Johannesson

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Abstract

International students in institutions of higher education in the UK make valuable educational and economic contributions. For these benefits to continue, universities must become more knowledgeable about the adjustment challenges (i.e., social barriers, culture, educational background, and English language proficiency) theses students facing and implementing appropriate support
services. This paper identifies factors that affect the social adjustments of international students. Understanding international student adjustment challenges has global implications for intercultural education. To encourage intercultural learning, the interaction of international and home students in educational activities is necessary. This paper presents several student activities that were drawn on by the University of Northampton, Northampton Students’ Union, student societies, and local community to support greater international student integration. Implications for practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International Students
Publication statusSubmitted - 2018

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