Challenges Of The Re-Entry Experiences Of Returning Saudi International Students After Studying Abroad


  • Naif Daifullah Z Alsulami Umm Al-Qura University



International education, re-entry experience, returning home, studying abroad, Saudi international students


This research aims to describe the challenges of Saudis' re-entry experiences returning to Saudi Arabia after studying abroad. The total number of participants in the research was 21, consisting of 13 male and eight female participants returning from studying in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. With semi-structured individual interviews, the overall findings of this study showed that the returnees experienced some socio-cultural challenges that eventually dissipated over time and few educational challenges related to their work field. Implications of the findings and directions for future research are provided.  


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Alsulami, N. D. Z. (2021). Challenges Of The Re-Entry Experiences Of Returning Saudi International Students After Studying Abroad. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 13(4), 101–117.



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