Liverpool, United Kingdom

Your International Student Experience: Reflection & Publication

when 6 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC

This module allows students to explore their own international student journey from the perspective of culture, language, educational background and psychological and affective factors, and consider different modes of reflection. The module requires students to produce a reflective account of their experiences by investigating their peers' experiences using questionnaires and/or interviews.

Students will be introduced to The International Student Experience Journal (ISEJ), with the option of submitting their reflective account for publication. This peer-reviewed journal was launched in 2013 as a forum for discussing international student experiences.

Course leader

Rachel Peacock

Course aim

This module aims to:

 broaden students’ knowledge of internationalisation in the HE context and the research literature.
 introduce students to different models of reflection in order for them to make sense of their international experience, considering issues of culture, stereotyping and expectations of and about international study opportunities.
 develop basic skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods (questionnaires & interviews) and collaborative learning.
 develop students’ confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas.

Credits info

5 EC
Credits are equivalent to 2.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 4-6 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.