Mainland Chinese Students in Canadian Undergraduate Programs:An Exploratory Study on Students Experiences, Identities and Career Aspirations


This paper examines the experiences, identities and career aspirations of mainland Chinese undergraduate students in a small number of universities in Ontario, Canada. Through surveys and focus group interviews, the study illuminated students�� understandings of their international experience and aspirations. Beyond these more concrete dimensions, the study also analyzed the impact of their international experience on their cosmopolitan learning and identities. Students were generally positive about their experiences in Ontario both inside and outside of their academic programs. Although they generally indicated a desire for forms of cosmopolitan learning and growth, these aims were less realized than were more pragmatic goals for their international study.

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Ying Wang,Beijing Institute of Technology

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Conference: ECE2014
Stream: Bi-cultural

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