International student migration: a comparison of UK and Indian students’ motivations for studying abroad

King, Russell and Sondhi, Gunjan (2017) International student migration: a comparison of UK and Indian students’ motivations for studying abroad. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16 (2). pp. 176-191. ISSN 1476-7724

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Abstract

This paper breaks new ground in its comparative analysis of two international student migration (ISM) streams, one from the Global South to the Global North (India to developed Anglophone countries), and the other within the Global North (UK to North America, Europe and Australia). These two ISM movements reflect different positionalities within the global system of international student movements, and hence necessitate a critical perspective on the assumptions behind such a comparison, which questions the dominance of ‘knowledge’ about ISM that derives from ‘the West’ as a theoretical template. Two methods are employed to collect data: an online questionnaire survey of UK and Indian students who are, or have recently been, studying abroad; and in-depth interviews to UK and Indian international students. Motivations for studying abroad are remarkably similar in the questionnaire results; more subtle differences emerge from the interviews.

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Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
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Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 15:06
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 17:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75235

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