Culture shock and the international student 'offshore'

D. Pyvis, Anne Chapman

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Within the context of higher education, it is the international student who travels to another country to study who is typically identified as the subject at risk of culture shock. This paper attempts to go further by suggesting that international students studying in their home country with an overseas institution may also experience culture shock as an effect of this engagement. To support this contention, the paper reports findings of an interpretive case study of a group of masters' degree students in Singapore taught by an Australian university in partnership with a local provider.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-42
JournalJournal of Research in International Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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