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Going bush: international student perspectives on living and studying at an Australian rural university campus

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Edgeworth, K and Eisman, J, Going bush: international student perspectives on living and studying at an Australian rural university campus, Journal of Research in Rural Education, 22, (9) pp. 412-475. ISSN 1551-0670 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

While there is a significant body of literature concerned with the experience of international students arriving to live and study at urban university campuses, very little of this research addresses the issue of overseas studentsí transition to rural areas. What issues do international students face when they arrive to live and study in rural places, and how is their experience of university life different to that of their metropolitan counterparts? This paper draws on data from in-depth interviews with non-English speaking background students from Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and the Middle East to identify the sorrows and successes of international students arriving to live and study at a small university campus in rural Australia. It explores how place, rurality and diversity work in combination to construct learning and life experiences at a small rural learning institution. It also examines studentsí connectedness with rural life and meanings, and engages with rurality as a site for educational innovation

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Equity and Access to Education
Author:Edgeworth, K (Dr Kathryn Edgeworth)
ID Code:95671
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-10-07
Last Modified:2015-04-02
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