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Building Community through International Students’ Holistic Assessments of Their Teaching and Learning Environment

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In 2012 over 4.3 million students went abroad to study, and an additional five million students attended international secondary schools at home or abroad, to say nothing of the foreign students who study at international branch campuses in places like Singapore, Beijing, and Dubai, so international education has become a fixed reality for universities. In the past, the major receiving countries were primarily such native English-speaking countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, but this list now includes such non-native English-speaking countries as China, France, Germany, Japan, and Malaysia (see table 6.1). While the United States and the United Kingdom still head the list, the remaining countries on the list have shifted year to year, and, in the case of China, the numbers of international students have risen quickly.

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International Student Building Community Student Mobility Lisbon Strategy Bologna Process 
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