Integrating international students in local (student) communities. A theory-to-practice perspective


  • Christof Van Mol



international students, international student mobility, study abroad, international student migration, integration


Over the past decade, the study of international student mobility and migration in higher education has become increasingly popular among scientists from different disciplines (see e.g. Pisarevskaya et al. 2019). As a consequence, studies from a range of different scientific fields have now covered a wide array of aspects related to the decision to go abroad, international students’ experiences abroad as well as the outcomes of students’ mobility experiences. This special issue particularly aims to contribute to our knowledge on the experiences of international students abroad, and more specifically their academic and social integration at the host institution and in the surrounding community.


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How to Cite

Van Mol, C. (2019). Integrating international students in local (student) communities. A theory-to-practice perspective. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 14–17.



Winter 2019 Special Edition