International Student Security by Simon MarginsonInternational Student Security by Simon Marginson

International Student Security

bySimon Marginson, Chris Nyland, Erlenawati Sawir

Paperback | August 23, 2010

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More than three million students globally are on the move each year, crossing borders for their tertiary education. Many travel from Asia and Africa to English speaking countries, led by the United States, including the UK, Australia and New Zealand where students pay tuition fees at commercial rates and prop up an education export sector that has become lucrative for the provider nations. But the 'no frills' commercial form of tertiary education, designed to minimise costs and maximise revenues, leaves many international students inadequately protected and less than satisfied. International Student Security draws on a close study of international students in Australia, and exposes opportunity, difficulty, danger and courage on a massive scale in the global student market. It works through many unresolved issues confronting students and their families, including personal safety, language proficiency, finances, sub-standard housing, loneliness and racism.
Title:International Student SecurityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:528 pages, 9.45 × 6.5 × 0.83 inShipping dimensions:9.45 × 6.5 × 0.83 inPublished:August 23, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521138051

ISBN - 13:9780521138055


Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Students in the Global Market: 1. Introduction; 2. The setting: Australia; 3. The global student market; 4. Student security and regulation; Part II. Security in the Formal and Public Domain: 5. Finances; 6. Work; 7. Housing; 8. Health; 9. Safety of the person; 10. The immigration department; Part III. Security in the Informal and Private Domain: 11. The university; 12. Language; 13. Friends and family; 14. Loneliness; 15. Intercultural relations; Part IV. Empowerment and Protection: 16. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

'This book covers the whole broad dimension of international student security ... It is likely to appear as a key text in academic programmes throughout the world and its theoretical innovation and empirical findings will be extremely useful.' Rajani Naidoo, Director of Studies, Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management, University of Bath