Regional, continental, and global mobility to an emerging economy: the case of South Africa

Jenny J. Lee, Chika Sehoole

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Abstract

This study examined mobility within the understudied region of southern Africa and particularly, the factors that drive and shape educational migration toward South Africa as a regional, continental, and global destination. Based on a survey administered to international students across seven South African universities, the findings revealed leading reasons were based on human capital and geopolitical rationales. The study also uncovered notable differences based on students’ geographic origins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-843
Number of pages17
JournalHigher Education
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • International mobility
  • International students
  • Regional hub
  • South Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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