A New Golden Age in International Higher Education

Challenges and Successes during the Pandemic and Beyond


  • Krishna Bista STAR Scholars Network
  • Ryan M. Allen
  • Roy Y. Chan


International students, student mobility, higher education, global pandemic


This introductory chapter responds to the growing need for new insights and perspectives to improve global student mobility policy and practice in the era of COVID-19. Specifically, this chapter gives an overview of the book and draws an outline of the impacts for global mobility in the field of comparative and international higher education. We highlight international student trends and the need for developing programs, policies, and systems that align with national needs, institutional priorities, and student well-being for global learning.


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Author Biographies

Krishna Bista, STAR Scholars Network

Krishna Bista is a Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland. Dr. Bista is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication in international education. His latest books include Higher Education in Nepal (Routledge, 2020), and Global Perspectives on International Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, 2019).

Ryan M. Allen

Ryan M. Allen is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. His research interest includes international and comparative education, globalization of higher education, international students and study abroad, and educational technology. Dr. Allen’s work can be seen in various publications such as University World News, China Daily, and the Global Times. Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Politics and Education from Columbia University, and a B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan is Assistant Professor of Education & Director of the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program in Leadership and Professional Practice in the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University. His latest books include Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19: International Perspectives and Experiences (Routledge, 2021), The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education (IGI Global, 2017) and Higher Education: A Worldwide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programs, Journals and Publications (Lemmens Media, 2014). Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education from Indiana University Bloomington, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Comparative Higher Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.



How to Cite

Bista, K., Allen, R. M., & Chan, R. Y. (2021). A New Golden Age in International Higher Education: Challenges and Successes during the Pandemic and Beyond. STAR Scholar Books. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/gsm/article/view/4147



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