Applying Student Development Theories: Enhancing International Student Academic Success and Integration

  • Anduena Ballo University of Jyvaskyla
  • Charles Mathies Finnish Insitute of Educational Research
  • Leasa Weimer Finnish Insitute of Educational Research

Abstract

Student development theories (SDT) focus on the growth and change occurring in students while attending higher education. In this article, we propose that the application of student development theories supports holistic development in international students and helps us understand international students’ academic success and integration. We outline a combination of student development models, derived from SDT, and interact them with concepts from international student mobility and migration (ISM). These models, when applied to student services, may assist higher education institutions (HEIs) in designing student services for international students enhancing academic success and integration.

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Published
2019-12-29
How to Cite
Ballo, A., Mathies, C., & Weimer, L. (2019). Applying Student Development Theories: Enhancing International Student Academic Success and Integration. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 18-24. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v11iWinter.1092
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Winter 2019 Special Edition