The British host: Just how welcoming are we?

Authors: Brown, L. and Richards, S.

Journal: Journal of Further and Higher Education

Volume: 36

Issue: 1

Pages: 57-79

eISSN: 1469-9486

ISSN: 0309-877X

DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2011.590585

Abstract:

Successive studies of the international student experience have documented a lack of contact between host and visitor despite its value for language and cultural learning as well as satisfaction with the stay. In spite of the rise in international education, there is a lack of literature on the domestic student perspective. This article redresses the balance somewhat and reports on findings from a qualitative study of British student attitudes to the presence in large numbers of international students on their programme of postgraduate study. Contrary to previous research findings, domestic students are revealed to be empathetic, flexible and open to new cultures. This mindset was attributed by participants to their desire to work in an international industry. Nevertheless, a phenomenon of segregation is observed in both the home and international student communities, suggesting that cultural identification is the response to cultural diversity. © 2012 Copyright UCU.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/17597/

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The British host: just how welcoming are we?

Authors: Brown, L. and Richards, S.

Journal: Journal of Further and Higher Education

Volume: 36

Issue: 1

Pages: 57-79

ISSN: 0309-877X

DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2011.590585

Abstract:

Despite the rise in international education, there is a lack of literature on the domestic student perspective. This paper redresses the balance somewhat and reports findings from a qualitative study of British student attitudes to the presence in large numbers of international students on their tourism management programme. Analysis revealed home students to be empathetic, flexible and eager to learn about new cultures. This mindset was attributed by participants to their desire to work in the international tourism industry and their understanding that tourist satisfaction increases in line with host receptivity. A simultaneous trend of segregation in the home and international student body was revealed: this was interpreted as an inevitable desire to gravitate towards similarity in a multicultural setting.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/17597/

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The British host: just how welcoming are we?

Authors: Brown, L. and Richards, S.

Journal: Journal of Further and Higher Education

Volume: 36

Issue: 1

Pages: 57-79

ISSN: 0309-877X

Abstract:

Successive studies of the international student experience have documented a lack of contact between host and visitor despite its value for language and cultural learning as well as satisfaction with the stay. In spite of the rise in international education, there is a lack of literature on the domestic student perspective. This article redresses the balance somewhat and reports on findings from a qualitative study of British student attitudes to the presence in large numbers of international students on their programme of postgraduate study. Contrary to previous research findings, domestic students are revealed to be empathetic, flexible and open to new cultures. This mindset was attributed by participants to their desire to work in an international industry. Nevertheless, a phenomenon of segregation is observed in both the home and international student communities, suggesting that cultural identification is the response to cultural diversity.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/17597/

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