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Providing a Positive Learning Experience for International Students Studying at UK Universities: A Literature Review

Lillyman, Sue and Bennett, Clare (2014) Providing a Positive Learning Experience for International Students Studying at UK Universities: A Literature Review. Journal of Research in International Education, 13 (1). pp. 63-75. ISSN 1475-2409

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Much of the current literature relating to international students at university level tends to highlight their
experiences from a deficit perspective and in some cases even problematises the experience for the student
and university. Other studies tend to focus on recruitment and motivation rather than the lived experiences
of the student, thereby providing little assistance to guide the student, academic and host university in
their preparation for, and working with, the international student. International students choose to study
in the United Kingdom for a variety of positive reasons. However, these factors have the potential to
become stressors as the student makes the transition to studying in a foreign country. Rather than viewing
these stressors from a negative perspective, this literature review identifies how, with planning, support and
understanding, universities can provide and develop a positive experience for all concerned.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: academic shock, adaptation, culture shock, homesickness, international students
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Sue Lillyman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 09:10
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:03

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