Encounters with racism and the international student experience

This source preferred by Lorraine Brown and Ian Jones

Authors: Brown, L. and Jones, I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/18616/

Journal: Studies in Higher Education

ISSN: 0307-5079

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2011.614940

This article makes a contribution to the existing and extensive literature on the international student experience by reporting on the incidence of racism and religious incidents experienced by international students at a university in the south of England. Out of a survey of 153 international postgraduate students, 49 had experienced some form of abuse. In most cases, this took the form of verbal abuse though racism manifested physically for nine students. Strong emotional reactions were reported, including sadness, disappointment, homesickness and anger. There was a consequent reluctance to return to the UK as a leisure tourist or to offer positive word of mouth to future students. This article offers a portrait of the reception offered to international students against a backdrop of increased racism in the UK. A link is thus made between the micro experience and macro forces. Implications of racist abuse for student satisfaction and future international student recruitment are drawn.

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Authors: Brown, L. and Jones, I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/18616/

Journal: Studies in Higher Education

Volume: 38

Issue: 7

Pages: 1004-1019

eISSN: 1470-174X

ISSN: 0307-5079

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2011.614940

This article makes a contribution to the existing and extensive literature on the international student experience by reporting on the incidence of racism and religious incidents experienced by international students at a university in the south of England. Out of a survey of 153 international postgraduate students, 49 had experienced some form of abuse. In most cases, this took the form of verbal abuse, though racism manifested physically for nine students. Strong emotional reactions were reported, including sadness, disappointment, homesickness and anger. There was a consequent reluctance to return to the UK as a tourist, or to offer positive word-of-mouth recommendations to future students. This article offers a portrait of the reception offered to international students against a backdrop of increased racism in the UK. A link is thus made between the micro experience and macro forces. Implications for student satisfaction and future international student recruitment are drawn. © 2013 Copyright Society for Research into Higher Education.

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Authors: Brown, L. and Jones, I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/18616/

Journal: STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Volume: 38

Issue: 7

Pages: 1004-1019

eISSN: 1470-174X

ISSN: 0307-5079

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2011.614940

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