Chapter 12: International Student Security
International Student Security
International students have different lives than the students who are citizens of the nations where they are educated. The international student experience is mediated by non-citizen outsider status, the often-related fact of cultural difference, and often-associated problems of information asymmetry and communication difficulty.
International students face many issues as students and as human beings, inside and outside the classroom. These issues can be defined as matters of international student security, the topic of this chapter. They range from novel requirements in relation to academic and administrative systems, to dealings with unfamiliar government authorities, problems of language proficiency and intercultural relations, loneliness, economic survival, health, and personal safety. Unlike issues in teaching and learning (see Chapters 14 and 15, this volume), matters ...