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International Students: Their Health and Education Journey


Yue, Y and Le, Q, International Students: Their Health and Education Journey, Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 173-184. ISBN 9781611226485 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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International students belong to one type of "sojourners". According to Paige (1990), international students are defined as individuals who temporarily live in a host country rather than their home country in order to participate in international education as students. They are normally young, well educated, highly motivated and adaptable (Furnham & Bochner, 1986). As a type of sojourners, international students share the same characteristics with other types of sojourners but also have their own features. Living in a new country which is culturally different from their home countries poses big challenges to sojourners. There are added challenges for them as students when they have to cope with a different educational system. The constant pressure of living and studying in a different culture has some impact on their health and wellbeing. This chapter will discuss the health and wellbeing of international students generally and in Tasmania particularly.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:international students, adjustment, psychological wellbeing, acculturation.
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Health protection and disaster response
UTAS Author:Yue, Y (Dr Yun Yue)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:69907
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-05-24
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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