International Student Mobility

The Need for a More Agential Approach


  • Yusuf I. OLDAC Lingnan University



international students, agency, self-formation, mobility, experience


This editorial underscores the importance of student agency and holistic self-formation in international higher education, countering deficit perspectives reducing students to passive adapters or consumers.

Author Biography

Yusuf I. OLDAC, Lingnan University

DR. YUSUF I. OLDAC is a Hong Kong Research Grants Council Post-Doc Fellow based at the School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University. Email:; Twitter: @YusufOldac


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How to Cite

OLDAC, Y. I. (2023). International Student Mobility: The Need for a More Agential Approach. Journal of International Students, 13(3), i-viii.