Book Projects

JIS Current Book Projects/Call for Contributors


Rethinking Education Across Borders: Emerging Issues and Important Insights on Globally Mobile Students

The subjectof the book is critical issues and perspectives about globally mobile students as the issues and perspectives are made pertinent by major shifts in the geopolitical, economic, and technological changes globally (i.e., in and across major origins and destinations of international students). The book will be engagingto readers by having asked each contributing author to address a common set of critical questions in order to create an overarching  thematic framework:

  1. How do you rethink/resituate your issue in the context of macro-level political and socio-economic changes at major destinations such as the United States (post-Trump era), UK (Brexit), Canada (Post-Trudeau), Australia (crash of international education “industry”) and other emerging markets?
  2. How would you situate your work/issue in the context of local changes and global impacts on major origins of international students such as China (e.g., economic rise along with One Belt One Road Initiative), India (e.g., national policy change), South Korea (e.g., Brain Korea 21, a project for naturing highly qualified human resource for the 21st century knowledge-based society) and other major sources?
  3. What other critical perspectives would you address in relation to current, emerging, or anticipated issues/dynamics affecting international higher education?
  4. Given that the collection is being proposed for both scholars and other stakeholders of higher education in American and other contexts, how would you engage the primary and secondary audiences in order to add a critical perspective (or perspectives) on your subject matter? You can address this question through content/organization, theoretical/ methodological, and/ or rhetorical/stylistic strategies.
  5. What would be a one-sentence encapsulation of the main conclusion, argument, or recommendation of your chapter? What intervention does that key idea point to for scholars/researchers, institutional leaders, and policymakers, or other stakeholders?

This book examines recent trends in global student mobility but will also explore how this mobility has impacted lives of both local students and their international counterparts in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and North America where the emerging trends and practices are prominent. Today, over five million students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders in pursuit of higher education.



  • Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University, USA, email:
  • Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University, USA,
  • Krishna Bista, Morgan State University, USA,


rlogoHigher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives (Routledge, New York). This book aims to present a showcase of Nepalese higher education with critical perspectives on topics related to the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and intellectual leadership, quality assessment, graduate employability, global mobility of students, and the causes and impacts of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars. The central questions of the book are: What issues and perspectives can research and scholarship about Nepal’s higher education offer to international discourse in higher education? What are some of the local and global academic interactions in Nepalese higher education and what are the current challenges and pathways for advancements and improvements? How can Nepalese higher education absorb 21st-century values of quality education while adapting new developments to local needs? How can scholars interested in Nepalese, South-Asian, and international higher education create opportunities for scholarship and professional collaboration around research on higher education in this region of South Asia? This book offers information and resources to international educators interested in the dynamics of Nepalese as well as South Asian higher education by introducing the key challenges in policy and programs, innovative changes in curricula, effective approaches in technology application, and strategies for future integration of global reforms in education. 



**Completed & Published Book Projects**

Bista - Routledge Global Perspectives on Intl Student Global Perspectives on  International Student Experiences in Higher Education:  Tensions and IssuesPublisher- Routledge (Taylor & Francis, USA). This book is an empirical attempt to document a myriad of international student experience from multiple perspectives that includes socio-cultural identities, contextual influences on their learning experiences, their wellbeing experiences, and their post-study experiences. This book consists of 19 chapters spread across four sections. The contributors of this volume bring many years of experience teaching and mentoring teaching international and domestic students.

Editor- Krishna Bista (Morgan State University, Maryland, USA)

Endorsements for the book

The volume explores important topics pertaining to international student wellbeing, their learning, post-study and socio-cultural experiences, and represents a fascinating contribution to the growing body of literature on higher education internationalisation. --Maia Chankseliani, Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford, UK

An authoritative book that offers a detailed examination of the contextual influences on international student identities and learning experiences. The compelling empirical perspectives of international student wellbeing and post-study experiences make a scholarly and critical contribution to furthering our understanding of the complexities faced by international students in their educational journeys. An essential reading for anyone concerned with and committed to enhancing international student experience.-- Namrata Rao, Senior Lecturer in Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK   

Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges is the first book to systematically look at the challenges and issues involved for both international students and their hosts. -- Prof. Dr. Ratna Ghosh, Distinguished James McGill Professor and W.C.Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University, Canada; Past- President, Comparative and International Education Society 

“A comprehensive account of international student experiences and backgrounds from multiple perspectives, this book fills a void in articulating how higher education is strengthened and enriched by the diversity and multiculturalism international students have brought to campuses while addressing the actions needed to provide better services to support, nurture, and ensure their success.” -- Prof. Dr. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Stony Brook University, United States

Introducing new and diverse voices, Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education makes a significant contribution to the literature about international students,  who are no longer viewed as a monolithic category, but rather as a complex group of students with varied social, emotional, and academic experiences and backgrounds.  This is a must-read for those who seek to understand more about this diverse and vital constituency at universities today.     - Dr. Darla K. Deardorff, author and research scholar, Duke University, USA

IGI book 2018.pngInternational Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace(This book presents the emerging challenges and critical perspectives cross-border mobility issues, international student challenges, recruitment initiatives, and importance of cross-cultural competency and global perspectives.

"This edited collection of original studies provide invaluable insights into a critical void in the study of transnational educational interactions, student mobilities, and neoliberal globalization in comparative higher education systems with important implications for remapping international student support services and internationalization strategies." ---- Dr. Asabe Poloma, Assistant Dean for International Students, Brown University (USA)

Global Adaptations of Community College InfrastructureGlobal Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure --This book will provide various contextual adaptations of the idea of American Community College as a connective solution to engaging community and industry so that any nation or state can forge policies on adapting the concept toward democratization of economic opportunities to their young men and women as opposed to the current elitist system of higher education.


Bista_Campus.indd“A very comprehensive and thorough examination of international student mobility.  I highly recommend for anyone who works with this important and growing population of college students in the US.” — Jenny J. Lee, PhD, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Arizona (US) 

“This book is very timely and provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of international student mobility. The editors should be congratulated on successfully bringing together the expertise of a wide range of authors from across the world.”– Divya Jindal-Snape, PhD, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, University of Dundee (Scotland), author of Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education(2016) and  Educational Transitions: Moving Stories from Around the World(2013).

Bista_Exploring.indd“This book fills the research gap on complex issues and diverse needs at different stages of the international student life-cycle by bringing together scholars from around the world. It is an important publication that will not only shape future research agendas but also help policymakers and practitioners to effectively support global talent.”—Rahul Choudaha, PhD, World Education Services (US)

“This book offers timely insights into current trends in higher education, with diverse contributions from experts around the globe” —Robin Shields,PhD, School of Management, University of Bath (UK)

“An extraordinary resource for anyone working with international students. Filled with detailed chapters from the leading practitioners in the field.” —Charles Lipson, University of Chicago (US), Author of Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada and Doing Honest Work in College.

“This is a very timely book. It provides a wealth of insights into how to conceptualise, understand and measure international student mobility at a time when this has become a central issue for higher education institutions and policy-makers alike. Analyses of trends, cultural, pedagogical and legal issues all find their place in this highly informative and comprehensive work.” —Manuel Souto-Otero, PhD, University of Bath (UK) Bista_Global.indd

“This collection offers critical and insightful discussions on the issues related to international students. It contributes new reflections for future debate, practice and research within the internationalization of education discourse, and should be a must-read for international students and anyone working with them.”  — Armineh Soorenian, PhD, Author ofDisabled International Students in British Higher Education Experiences and Expectations (2013)

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