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Title: Voices of Chinese international students in USA colleges: ‘I want to tell them that … ’
Authors: Heng, Tang Tang
Keywords: Chinese
international students
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Heng, T. T. (2017). Voices of Chinese international students in USA colleges: ‘I want to tell them that … ’. Studies in Higher Education, 42(5), 833-850.
Abstract: As international student mobility worldwide reach new heights, there have been increasing conversations around how tertiary institutions need to rethink how they relate to and support international students for success. This study asks mainland Chinese students, the largest proportion of international students worldwide, to voice their desires about how their USA institutional communities can support their college experience. Through three interviews and four journals with 18 first and second year students, it was found that Chinese internationals wanted their professors and host peers to be cognizant of and curious about their backgrounds, as well as to show care and initiative in approaching them. They also asked for improved international student services and more academic support to decode implicit norms of the academy. Findings stress the imperative for institutions to include international students in voicing ways to enhance their college experience so that all institutional members can benefit from the internationalization of higher education.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Studies in Higher Education. The published version is available online at
ISSN: 0307-5079
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1293873
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