More than three million students globally are on the move each year, crossing borders for their tertiary education. Many travel from Asia and Africa to English speaking countries, led by the United States, including the UK, Australia and New Zealand where students pay tuition fees at commercial rates and prop up an education export sector that has become lucrative for the provider nations. But the 'no frills' commercial form of tertiary education, designed to minimise costs and maximise revenues, leaves many international students inadequately protected and less than satisfied. International Student Security draws on a close study of international students in Australia, and exposes opportunity, difficulty, danger and courage on a massive scale in the global student market. It works through many unresolved issues confronting students and their families, including personal safety, language proficiency, finances, sub-standard housing, loneliness and racism.
Simon Marginson is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Chris Nyland is Professor of International Business in the Department of Management at Monash University, Australia. Erlenawati Sawir is a Research Fellow at Central Queensland University, Australia. Helen Forbes-Mewett is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University, Australia.
Preface; Part I. Students in the Global Market: 1. Introduction; 2. The setting: Australia; 3. The global student market; 4. Student security and regulation; Part II. Security in the Formal and Public Domain: 5. Finances; 6. Work; 7. Housing; 8. Health; 9. Safety of the person; 10. The immigration department; Part III. Security in the Informal and Private Domain: 11. The university; 12. Language; 13. Friends and family; 14. Loneliness; 15. Intercultural relations; Part IV. Empowerment and Protection: 16. Conclusion.
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