Motivation, Induction, and Challenge: Examining the Initial Phase of International Students’ Educational Sojourn

Cowley, Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-7320-1554 and Hyams-Ssekasi, Denis ORCID: 0000-0002-5022-1210 (2018) Motivation, Induction, and Challenge: Examining the Initial Phase of International Students’ Educational Sojourn. Journal of International Students, 8 (1). pp. 109-130. ISSN 2162-3104

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Abstract

This study explores the initial higher education experiences of first-year international students in the United Kingdom. Questionnaires and semistructured interviews were carried out with 20 new international students undertaking a business degree at a U.K. university. The students described the key motivating factors for studying abroad and the fundamental issues and challenges they encountered. The language barrier, academic skills and orientation were highlighted as being integral to their development. A comprehension of international students’ initial academic and social needs is important in enabling universities to develop systems that will meet the prevailing needs of these learners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: international students, induction, student adjustment, student motivation
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Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 17:40
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 12:05
Identification Number: 10.5281/zenodo.1101039
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1299

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