International Students and Scholars in the United States: Coming from Abroad

International Students and Scholars in the United States: Coming from Abroad

by Heike C. Alberts
     
 

An international team of academics and experienced practitioners here bring together scholarship on academic migrants to the United States - the world's top recipient of academic talent. They examine the multidirectional migration patterns of academic migrants, adaptation challenges, and the roles played by international students and faculty.  See more details below

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An international team of academics and experienced practitioners here bring together scholarship on academic migrants to the United States - the world's top recipient of academic talent. They examine the multidirectional migration patterns of academic migrants, adaptation challenges, and the roles played by international students and faculty.

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"Heike C. Alberts and Helen D. Hazen have gathered together an impressive group of authors who offer compelling insights into contemporary patterns of international academic migration. This book identifies many of the key opportunities afforded by internationalization for enhancing academic practice and higher learning, yet it does not shy away from also addressing the real challenges facing foreign-born faculty and students and the need to adapt and improve support systems for helping them transition to a new life and ultimately find success in their academic pursuits."

- Michael Solem, Association of American Geographers, USA

"With this book, Alberts and Hazen are making a timely and extremely valuable contribution to contemporary debates concerning highly skilled and international student migration. This collection of essays, by internationally acclaimed scholars in the field, provides a unique perspective on academic mobility in all its diversity by including students at different 'levels' along with scholars. The practical focus on the United States is welcomed and reflects the continued, if dwindling, dominant position of the US in global mobility flows. This allows readers to engage critically with the changing geographies of intellectual power."

- Johanna L. Waters, University of Birmingham, UK

"Heike C. Alberts and Helen D. Hazen offer a highly readable collection on the changing patterns of the burgeoning international participation in higher education in the United States while simultaneously exploring the dynamics of 'brain circulation' with home countries. Though not autobiographical, their insightful identification of issues reflects their personal histories as international students and now faculty. Especially valuable is the use of research findings to offer ways of enhancing practices in the classroom and for support services."

- Janice Monk, Research Professor, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137024466
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/13/2013
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

ALISA ELAND Assistant Director of Counseling and Advising at International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Minnesota, USA

ALLAN FINDLAY Professor of Geography at the University of Dundee, UK

KEN FOOTE Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

RUSSELL KING Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex UK

KEFA M. OTISO Associate Professor of Geography at Bowling Green State University, USA
KAVITA PANDIT Professor of Geography and Associate Provost for International Education at the University of Georgia in Athens, Greece
REBECCA THEOBALD Assistant Professor Adjoint in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
WAN YU PhD student in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning of Arizona State University, USA

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