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Are Chinese Students Studying at European Universities Satisfied? Performance and Challenges

Global Perspectives on Recruiting International Students: Challenges and Opportunities

ISBN: 978-1-83982-519-4, eISBN: 978-1-83982-518-7

Publication date: 1 June 2021

Abstract

International education is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Degree-seeking students have become a large and growing export opportunity. Asian countries, especially China, are amongst the top countries sending students out, as a result, most countries aim to attract their students. Nevertheless, moving from Asian countries to the western ones is not an easy move. Chinese students face different types of challenges that need to be analysed to smooth their adaptation. This chapter analyses their performance, satisfaction and the challenges – pedagogical, language, cultural – they face to deploy the appropriate strategies to reduce failure and drop-out. Results show that the first 2 years are key for they adaptation. Language is the main barrier, it seems that the time devoted prior to their universities studies and their integration with national students is still a pending task.

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Melguizo-Garde, M. and Yetano, A. (2021), "Are Chinese Students Studying at European Universities Satisfied? Performance and Challenges", Shneikat, B., Cobanoglu, C. and Tanova, C. (Ed.) Global Perspectives on Recruiting International Students: Challenges and Opportunities, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83982-518-720211011

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