To Return or Not to Return

A Dilemma of Two Vietnamese Overseas Students in the Netherlands amidst the Corona Outbreak

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https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v11i2.2115

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academic mobility, coronavirus, expected utility, risky decision-making, the Netherlands

Abstract

Amidst the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, many overseas Vietnamese students have decided to return to Vietnam to seek protection from illness. However, the decision to return or not to return in such a risky context requires intensive thinking about the outcomes of each possible choice. The aim of this reflection paper is to explore the personal considerations and dilemmas during the decision-making process of two Vietnamese students in the Netherlands using the expected utility framework. The experience of applying a systematic approach to assess risky situations not only informs decisions more comprehensively but also provides an opportunity to look deeply at one's values and interests.

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Published

2021-05-15

How to Cite

Cao, T. Q., & Chieu, Q. K. (2021). To Return or Not to Return: A Dilemma of Two Vietnamese Overseas Students in the Netherlands amidst the Corona Outbreak. Journal of International Students, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v11i2.2115

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Study Abroad Reflections