Interpreting International Students’ Experiences in Terms of Their Higher Education Academic Integration

Abstract

Internationalization of higher education in Central European countries is increasing. In addition to their quality of education, higher education institutions are taking advantage of its geographical location, attracting foreign students into their corpus maximizing a multicultural environment. Research is needed in the field of international students’ experiences from central European countries. Therefore, the present report will explore the qualitative methodological part of a research conducted at a University in Eastern Hungary. This study uses structured interviews, the chosen participants should have active status and belong to the countries and faculties which surpass one hundred students in both categories. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis method and the findings show that international students’ academic integration has four factors that take place in their satisfaction: rankings, teacherstudent relationship, peer-support, and curriculum. The results of the present study are of interest for the university under study itself, for education organizations in Hungary, and recruiters of international students.



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Jennyfer Paola Casas Trujillo, University of Debrecen, Hungary

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Conference: PCE2022
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Trujillo J. (2022) Interpreting International Students’ Experiences in Terms of Their Higher Education Academic Integration ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.22
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.22


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