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Getting Ahead as an International Student by Dave Burnapp"This book provides international students, planning to study at a university in an English speaking country, with knowledge about what they will have to do at university, why they will have to do this and how. The author helpfully bases each chapter on a theme and highlights related theories, learning points and tasks ... Individual assignments are covered but an important part of the book is group tasks such as discussions; consequently making it ideal for use in a group context. The practical advice and guidelines throughout will provide international students with a great head start for university education." Christine Boomsma, Student, University of Plymouth, UK "This excellent and easily accessible guide recognises the needs and concerns international students face when starting a university course. It is well laid out in three distinct parts: the university context, the study process and producing assignments with each chapter containing tasks to develop learning in each of these areas. International students will find this a useful book in understanding the expectations of study at an English speaking university at whatever level they choose to study and as a reference guide to refer to throughout their university education." Balvinder Bassi, Student, University of Birmingham, UK How can I adapt to life at an English speaking university? How can I get good grades? This book unravels the background and culture of English speaking universities. It explains how you will be expected to learn and study in universities in English speaking countries, and how you can develop your skills to excel as an independent learner. While it is important to understand how to undertake academic tasks like referencing, essay-writing and presenting information, it is also useful to be aware as to why the university requires you to do them. Each section includes the approaches, methods and applied exercises that will help you to understand and develop your skills. Reflective exercises as well as group tasks are also included to help you develop the study skills that are necessary for successful completion of a course. You are also encouraged to keep a copy of each completed task (in a portfolio) in order to demonstrate the skills you have learned to prospective employers. Getting Ahead as an International Student is designed for international students studying at any level - foundation level, undergraduate or postgraduate - and using any mode of study including distance-learning. Visit the accompanying website for further readings and resources linked with this book: www.openup.co.uk/internationalstudents
Publication Date: 2009
The International Student's Guide: Studying in English at University by Ricki Lowes; Marie Turner; Helen Peters; Marie StephensonThis book is intended for students from all language backgrounds other than English, attending or preparing to attend a university where the medium of instruction is English, particularly in the UK. The International Student's Guide helps you succeed at university, by sharing the experiences of many international students who have already attended a university in the UK. Every student is unique, with different abilities and needs. With this in mind, the authors provide you with practical information and help on a range of aspects of study. They focus on both spoken and written forms of communication, and deal with the approaches to thinking and learning which you will meet in higher education in the UK system. Written by experienced lecturers in language and learning, the book offers a wealth of advice and guidance on topics such as: ways of learning how to make the most of your own strengths working in seminars and groups writing in different forms, disciplines and at different levels assessment techniques such as exams and oral presentations. Whether you are embarking on a pre-degree foundation course or a postgraduate programme, this book will help you manage all the challenging aspects of studying through the medium of another language, in a new and different environment. This book is for students studying at any level in English on Foundation courses, on degree programmes, undergraduate or postgraduate, or on pre-masters programmes. It could be used in EAP classes and on summer courses and pre-entry programmes or for self study. It could also be used for staff-development purposes with lecturers teaching students from different language backgrounds. It is assumed that the reader already has a grasp of English at least equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or 5 or TOEFL 450-500 (130-170 on the computerised test). SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Publication Date: 2004
International Student Adaptation to Academic Writing in Higher Education by Ly Thi TranAcademic writing is a key practice in higher education and central to international students' academic success in the country of education. International Student Adaptation to Academic Writing in Higher Education addresses the prominent forms of adaptation emerging from international students' journey to mediate between disciplinary practices, cultural norms and personal desires in meaning making. It introduces new concepts that present different patterns of international student adaptation including surface adaptation, committed adaptation, reverse adaptation and hybrid adaptation. Drawing on these concepts of adaptation, this book provides readers with new and deeper insights into the complex nature of international students' adjustment to host institutions. It works through many unresolved issues related to cross-border students' intellectual, cultural, linguistic and personal negotiations. This book presents a trans-disciplinary framework for conceptualising international students' and lecturers' practices within the institutional structure. This framework has been developed by drawing on a modified version of Lillis' heuristic of talk around text and positioning theory. The framework enables an exploration of not only the reasons underpinning international students' specific ways of meaning making, but also their potential choices in constructing knowledge. A distinctive contribution of the book is the development of a dialogical pedagogic model for mutual adaptation between international students and academics rather than the onus being on exclusive adaptation from the students. Existing research on international education indicates the significance of reciprocal adaptation between international students and academics. Yet very little has been done to conceptualise what mutual adaptation means and what is involved in this process. The dialogical model introduced in this book offers concrete steps towards developing reciprocal adaptation of international students and academics within the overarching institutional realities of the university. It can be used as a tool to enhance the education of international students in this increasingly internationalised environment. This book is a significant contribution to the field of international education. It takes a critical stance on contemporary views of globally mobile students. The insights into international students' voices, hidden intentions and their potential choices in meaning making presented in this book will attract dialogues about the critical issues related to inclusive practices, internationalised curriculum and institutional responses to the diverse needs of international students.
Publication Date: 2013
International Student Engagement by Chris R. Glass; Rachawan Wongtrirat; Stephanie Buus; Fanta Aw (Foreword by)This book responds to the growing calls among international educators, activists, and students themselves to pay closer attention to the qualitative dimensions of international students' experiences at U.S. colleges and universities. This book outlines deep approaches to the academic and social integration of international students at U.S. colleges and universities. It describes concrete examples of strategies to enhance the international student experience across a wide range of institutional types, and explores actions that have enabled colleges and universities to create more inclusive, connected, and purposeful campus environments for international students. It fleshes out the effects of these actions through the first person narratives of international students themselves. It focuses on reinforcing an institution's existing strengths and capacities to help academic leaders at these institutions to develop comprehensive strategies that will enable the creation of inclusive campus climates for international students. The book combines evidence derived from the national Global Perspective Inventory dataset, the experiences of institutions at the forefront in developing effective strategies, as well as first-person narrative experiences of international students to illustrate the real-life consequences of institutional policies, practice, and programs. One of the aims of this book is to take readers on a journey, from community colleges to liberal arts institutions to large public flagship research universities, from rural parts of the U.S.to highly-populated urban areas in order to raise questions about the impact of the surge of international students in these environments and about the corresponding challenges that confront senior administrators seeking to strengthen and deepen connections for the students. The book explores some of the actions that universities and colleges across the U.S. have taken to create more inclusive, connected, and purposeful campus environments for their international students, placing particular emphasis on the importance of tapping and reinforcing each institution's existing strengths and capacities in the development of strategies that will enable it to create more inclusive campus climates for current and incoming international students, and engaging in active collaboration with all departments and offices across the campus, with the larger community, and most important, with the international student community itself.
Publication Date: 2015
Navigating International Academia: Research Student Narratives by Jill Brown (Editor)These narratives recount what it means to be a research student at an Australian university. They unpack the complex pathways that have lead the authors to this place, the early imaginings, the attempts to achieve the dream and the challenges that come with that achievement. These students bring a range of life skills and experiences to their studies and need to balance competing financial, family and employment related demands on their time and attention. For the international students whose voices dominate this text, there are also barriers of culture, language and physical and emotional dislocation. Students from Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq and Romania recount the personal and academic challenges they have faced and the ways in which they have struggled to find a way of being in academia which both accommodates their sense of self and allows them to be recognised as researchers in the international arena. An Australian student adds her voice to the collection. Their stories all combine the intensely personal with the academic. There is the joy of finding libraries full of books, of making friends with strangers, of managing to be student, partner and parent. There is pride in the achievement of children coping with school and gratitude for the support of family and fellow students. There is also developing confidence in their ability to contribute to research in the international arena and increasing authority in the ownership of their research. As a collection these narratives offer insight into both the student travellers and the academic and personal journeys being taken. Cover photo: International academia, by Erika Akerlund, Hobart, Australia
Publication Date: 2014
Refugee and Immigrant Students: Achieving Equity in Education by Florence E. McCarthy; Margaret H. VickersThe focus of this book is on educational equity issues affecting immigrants and refugees around the world. Chapters highlight educational approaches that build from experiential knowledge, draw upon multiple languages, consider group identity, grapple with the complexities of inclusion, address family concerns, promote parental involvement, involve liaison with community agencies, and view cultural differences as educational strengths. While the book does not shy away from exploring the more challenging aspects of the refugee and immigrant experience, it avoids dwelling on victimology and rejects applying a deficit framework. Rather it offers hope, emphasizing the potential strengths of refugees, including their cultural capital and survival skills. The authors also make cogent suggestions for structural, pedagogical, and conceptual reform, with targets ranging from individual teachers to educational systems to social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.
Publication Date: 2012
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Beyond the Answer Sheet: Academic Success for International Students by William BadkeYou've come a great distance to study in a new land, but now that you're here, you've discovered that education is very different in the West. You fear that you do not have the skills to succeed in this new environment. Fear no longer. Here is your guide to all things academic in the West, from educational philosophy to life in the classroom, to relationships with professors. As you read, you will learn how to organize your time, complete a variety of assignments, navigate the library, produce high quality research essays and write examinations with confidence. I admire international students. You have courage. You have motivation. You have endurance. There is every reason for you to do well if you have the proper understanding of Western education. This handbook is intended to help you gain that understanding, accomplish all your educational goals and graduate triumphantly.
International Student Handbook 2018 by The College BoardThe International Student Handbook 2018 is the only book exclusively for foreign students! It has information on 2,900 colleges, including each school's "international profile."This guide covers financial aid, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements, housing availability and special services for international students. It also includes step-by-step guidelines on how to prepare for and apply to colleges in the United States, find financial aid and obtain a student visa.An appendix lists EducationUSA advising centers around the world where students can go locally for assistance and more information. Comprehensive indexes and a detailed glossary of terms will help students find schools that meet their needs.
Call Number: L901 .I58 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Study Away: The Unauthorized Guide to College Abroad by Jennifer Shields; Mariah BalabanNow you can go to the college of your dreams and see the world—without compromising on your education (or your parent's budget). This for students by students guide gives you the inside scoop on colleges and programs around the world, with detailed profiles of the best international schools and independent reporting on what life on campus is really like. And since it covers many full undergraduate degree programs, you can decide for yourself if you’d like to complete your degree abroad or simply go for a semester or two. With this frank and accessible book you'll soon be on your way to studying art history in Paris, public health in Kinshasa, or international business in Hong Kong—whatever your major, the experience of living in a foreign country is increasingly desirable in our globalized world. Includes: -68 schools around the world that teach in English and offer American-style degrees -A description of each campus and its academic reputation -Tuition rates and financial aid information -Housing options, extracuricular activities, and support services -Contact information and directions on how to apply -Advice on staying healthy and staying safe From the Trade Paperback edition.