Exploring the Experiences of International Students' Partners

Woodend, Jon, Nutter, Sarah, Lei, Danni, and Cairns, Sharon (2016) Exploring the Experiences of International Students' Partners. In: Bista, Krishna, and Foster, Charlotte, (eds.) Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 96-114.

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The authors in this chapter aim to provide a beginning understanding of the unique experiences and challenges that partners of international students face when accompanying international students to post-secondary institutions. As enrollment of international students has steadily increased worldwide, institutions are beginning to recognize the necessity of extending services and programming to partners. With the difficulties of adjusting to a new country and culture, partners may provide a valuable source of social support. There are, however, additional unique difficulties for partners, including: lack of English proficiency, social disconnection, loss of identity, and many more. This chapter will provide an introduction to the importance of examining this population, historical background, general experiences of the partners, most current research, recommendations for services, policies and practices, and conclude with specific areas of further research. It is the hope of the authors to provide visibility for an often forgotten and invisible population.

Item ID: 61164
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781466697508
Keywords: international students' partners; post-secondary
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Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 01:43
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling @ 70%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 30%
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