Students in Western nations ambivalent about international students

August 13, 2018

While some studies have extolled the benefits of international student recruitment, recent data shows that domestic students do not always perceive those benefits and may have mixed feelings about studying alongside foreigners, writes Ellie Bothwell. The author then asks several administrators how institutions can foster stronger relationships between domestic and international students. Bothwell finds that institutions need to better engage domestic students with the benefits of internationalization, do more to dispel the myth that international students are “competition” for domestics, and provide stronger support and resources for English language training.

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