International students' perceptions of their experience of higher education in Australia: A focus on Saudi Arabian students in their first year of a business course in a major Australian university
Orth, Ashley Mark (2015) International students' perceptions of their experience of higher education in Australia: A focus on Saudi Arabian students in their first year of a business course in a major Australian university. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This study examined perceptions of international students from Saudi Arabia living and studying in Australia. As a qualitative study that featured case study methodology, the thesis discusses the experiences of Saudi Arabian students in the light of two important factors: students' expectations prior to coming to Australia and the impact of intercultural competency on students' experiences. The study found that while study participants reported mostly positive experiences, there were challenges faced such as coping with English language and culture shock. The thesis culminates in a comprehensive list of implications for educators in the light of the study's findings.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)|
|Supervisor:||Lloyd, Margaret, Boman, Peter, & Curtis, Elizabeth|
|Keywords:||student expectations, intercultural competency, international student culture shock, international student experience, challenges for international students|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||24 Jul 2015 02:32|
|Last Modified:||08 Sep 2015 05:32|
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