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Repatriation of Kurdish Students and Adjustment Issues

  • Enakshi SenguptaEmail author
  • Vijay Kapur
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Abstract

International student mobility has been generally focused on the flow from home country to host country; less attention has been paid by research scholars as to what happens after graduation mainly after they return to their home country, an issue often referred to as “reverse mobility” (Lee and Kim in High Educ 59(5):627–643, 2010). This article explores the reverse adjustment process of Kurdish students. Twenty-five students were surveyed and qualitative interviews were conducted with them, mainly from the city of Duhok. The results were analyzed to form some insights into the under-researched phenomenon of international student repatriation with a focus on Kurdistan. The findings highlighted the critical concerns and issues for the participants. The article develops a holistic approach to analyze and understand repatriation challenges which will further help government, education providers, employers, and society at large.

Keywords

International student mobility Higher education Kurdish students Adjustment process 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Advance Research in EducationNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Independent researcher and scholarKolkataIndia

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