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International students’ experiences in China: Does the planned reverse mobility work?
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 61, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This study examines the influx of international students to China in recent years and the corresponding internationalization strategies in the higher education sector. In assessing international students’ learning and socio-cultural experiences in Chinese universities, we review the development of internationalization of China’s higher education from the perspective of inbound international students and the national strategy to develop the country’s soft power and international competitiveness. Data from a nationwide census of international students and the Survey of International Students’ Experience and Satisfaction suggest that China is gradually becoming a key higher education destination for developing countries, particularly for students from neighboring Asian countries. Major challenges for international students include limited English resources, inadequate student-faculty interaction on campus, and difficulties in socio-cultural adjustment. This study outlines the key strengths and limitations of the internationalization of higher education in China and also provides directions for future research in this regard.

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Wen, W., Hu, D. & Hao, J. (2018). International students’ experiences in China: Does the planned reverse mobility work?. International Journal of Educational Development, 61(1), 204-212. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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