International Student Connectedness and Identity

Transnational Perspectives

  • Ly Thi Tran
  • Catherine Gomes

Part of the Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education book series (CSTE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ly Thi Tran, Catherine Gomes
    Pages 1-11
  3. International Student Connectedness/Disconnectedness in the Host Country

  4. International Student and Returnee Connectedness/Disconnectedness with the Home Country

  5. Connectedness/Disconnectedness and Identity Development

  6. Student-Turned Migrants and Connectedness/Disconnectedness

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 291-294

About this book


This book focuses on the interrelationship between international student connectedness and identity from transnational and transdisciplinary perspectives. It addresses the core issues surrounding international students’ physical and virtual connectedness to people, places and communities as well as the conditions that shape their transnational connectedness and identity formation. Further, it analyses the nature, diversity and complexity of international student connectedness and identity development across different national, social and cultural boundaries.

“International students inhabit a complex space in which transnational mobilities and connectivities define the cultural dynamics of their experiences, as well as their sense of identity – their expectations and aspirations. This book brings together a set of most perceptive and thoughtful papers, written by scholars both emerging and established, which break new ground in how we might understand the ways in which international students work within and across national borders, traditions and politics.”

Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne, Australia


Student Connectedness Student Engagement Student Identity identity development international students student mobility

Editors and affiliations

  • Ly Thi Tran
    • 1
  • Catherine Gomes
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2599-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2601-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2345-7708
  • Series Online ISSN 2345-7716
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