Understanding of International Doctoral Students’ Challenges
A Literature Review Study
Keywords:academic success, international doctoral students , internationalization, students’ experience
Studies pertaining to the challenges international doctoral students confront have been disseminated at various conferences and in journals. However, there is a need to synthesize recent research to assess and advance contemporary theories about international doctoral students. Using meta-synthesis, this article discusses the literature’s main themes and the relationship between theory and the literature findings. A new tentative framework is proposed based on the results. Implications for international doctoral students’ academic success are also discussed.
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