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Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities

Learning and Living Globalization

Editors: Ma, Yingyi, Garcia-Murillo, Martha A. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the main countries sending students to the USA: China, India, South Korea and Pakistan
  • Includes empirical studies of both graduate students and undergraduate students
  • Presents multidisciplinary expertise in sociology, higher education, and communication studies
  • Offers perspectives from various stakeholders such as students, faculty and administrators
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This book is about international students from Asia studying at American universities in the age of globalization. It explores significant questions, such as: Why do they want to study in America? How do they make their college choices? To what extent do they integrate with domestic students, and what are the barriers for intergroup friendship? How do faculty and administrators at American institutions respond to changing campus and classroom dynamics with a growing student body from Asia? Have we provided them with the skills they need to succeed professionally? As they are preparing to become the educational, managerial and entrepreneurial elites of the world, do Asian international students plan to stay in the U.S. or return to their home country?

Asian students constitute over 70 percent of all international students. Almost every major American university now faces unprecedented enrollment growth from Asian students. However, American universities rarely consider if they truly understand the experiences and needs of these students. This book argues that American universities need to learn about their Asian international students to be able to learn from them. It challenges the traditional framework that emphasizes adjustment and adaptation on the part of international students. It argues for the urgency to shift from this framework to the one calling for proactive institutional efforts to bring about successful experiences of international students. 

About the authors

Yingyi Ma is the Director of Asian/Asian American Studies and an associate professor in Sociology at Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In 2014, she was named Inaugural O’Hanley Faculty Scholar. She has also been co-chair of East Asia SIG of Comparative and International Education Society. She is a sociologist of education and migration. Her current research examines international student mobility, Asian international students in the United States and the surge of Chinese international students in American Universities. She is currently writing a book titled “Study in the U.S: The New Education Gospel in China” to be published by Columbia University Press. Her earlier work focused on who studied in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and why, including the formation of aspirations, college major choice, and degree attainment in STEM fields. That line of research has received grants from National Science Foundation, Alfred Sloan Foundation, and Association of Institutional Research. Yingyi received her Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. 

Martha García-Murillo is a Professor and the director of a master’s program at the school of information studies where she facilitated a program on leadership for the students in that program, most of whom were international students. The need and success that she had with the program prompted her to write a book on Leadership and Culture geared towards addressing the most pressing needs for our international students. The program is now being expanded to 200 students. She has an M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Paradigm Shift: Learning Is a Two-Way Street Between American Universities and Asian International Students

    Ma, Yingyi

    Pages 1-11

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  • Understanding the College Choice Process of Asian International Students

    Kim, Dongbin (et al.)

    Pages 15-41

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  • Pathways to U.S. Higher Education: Capital, Citizenship, and Indian Women MBA Students

    Atterberry, Adrienne Lee

    Pages 43-61

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  • Building Cultural Bridges and Supporting Prospective Chinese International Students at U.S. Universities

    Le, C. N.

    Pages 63-80

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  • Contact Effects on Intercultural Friendship Between East Asian Students and American Domestic Students

    Gareis, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 83-106

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60392-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities
Book Subtitle
Learning and Living Globalization
Editors
  • Yingyi Ma
  • Martha A. Garcia-Murillo
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60394-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60394-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60392-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 272
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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