International Encounters

Higher Education and the International Student Experience

  • Terra Gargano American University, USA
Keywords: book review


Throughout International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience, the authors encourage faculty, program administrators, and institutional leaders to challenge the deficient model that is often associated with international student experiences, and instead employ those in higher education to recognize the human, social, mobility, cultural, and identity capital that international students bring to universities and colleges. The editors are to be applauded for the unpacking and problematizing of terms such as “foreign student,” “cosmopolitanism,” “foreignness,” and “international” and for recognizing the assemblance of international education research and literature as somewhat haphazard, although prolific.


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Author Biography

Terra Gargano, American University, USA

TERRA GARGANO, Ph.D, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication, international education, qualitative research design, and training program design. She spent time teaching English in Japan and was the Assistant Dean of Semester at Sea for ISE (the Institute for Shipboard Education) before serving as a faculty member at American University as well as the University of Maryland. She worked with the Intercultural Management Institute to organize conferences and conduct trainings for expatriates and their families, graduate students, and foreign nationals. Throughout her career in international education, she has managed dozens of study abroad programs and institutional collaborations worldwide.


International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience, Edited by Cindy Ann Rose-Redwood and Reuben Rose-Redwood (2019), New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

How to Cite
Gargano, T. (2020). International Encounters. Journal of International Students, 10(1), 223-225.