International students: Their health and education journey

Yun Yue, Quynh Lê

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Abstract

International students belong to one type of "sojourners". According to Paige (1990), international students are defined as individuals who temporarily live in a host country rather than their home country in order to participate in international education as students. They are normally young, well educated, highly motivated and adaptable (Furnham & Bochner, 1986). As a type of sojourners, international students share the same characteristics with other types of sojourners but also have their own features. Living in a new country which is culturally different from their home countries poses big challenges to sojourners. There are added challenges for them as students when they have to cope with a different educational system. The constant pressure of living and studying in a different culture has some impact on their health and wellbeing. This chapter will discuss the health and wellbeing of international students generally and in Tasmania particularly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth and Well-Being
Subtitle of host publicationA Social and Cultural Perspective
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Pages173-184
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781611226485
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Adjustment
  • International students
  • Psychological wellbeing

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Yue, Y., & Lê, Q. (2011). International students: Their health and education journey. In Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective (pp. 173-184). Nova Science Publishers Inc.