The Experiences of Chinese International Students in New Zealand

Ho, Elsie, Li, Wendy, Cooper, Jenine , and Holmes, Prue (2007) The Experiences of Chinese International Students in New Zealand. Report. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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In 2005, Education New Zealand, with funding from the Export Education Industry Development Fund, managed by Education New Zealand and on behalf of the Ministry of Education, commissioned this research project to explore the experiences of Chinese international students in New Zealand. A national survey of international students published in 2004 identified that Chinese students were more dissatisfied with their experiences in New Zealand when compared to students from Europe, South Africa and North America (ESANA) and other Asian countries. However, this survey also revealed that Chinese students indicated they were likely to apply for permanent residence. These results highlighted an interesting incongruity between students’ discontent with New Zealand juxtaposed against a desire to stay here. This current research attempts to shed some light on the complex experiences and perceptions Chinese international students have about their lives in New Zealand, why they were dissatisfied and their reasons for choosing to stay or return home. Using qualitative approaches it was anticipated that a greater understanding of students’ experiences would be uncovered and ways to improve their general wellbeing and satisfaction could be explored.

Item ID: 18563
Item Type: Report (Report)
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 06:28
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 50%
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