The emergence of a regional hub

Comparing international student choices and experiences in South Korea

Jae Eun Jon, Jenny J Lee, Kiyong Byun

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Abstract

As the demand for international education increases, middle-income non-English speaking countries, such as South Korea, play an increasing role in hosting the world's students. This mixed-methods study compares the different motivations and experiences of international students within and outside the East Asian region. Based on findings, this paper suggests the possibility of Korea developing its position as a regional hub for education in East Asia. It also discusses related issues such as English-Medium Instruction in Korean higher education as well as strategies for international student recruitment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-710
Number of pages20
JournalHigher Education
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • English medium instruction
  • International student experiences
  • International student mobility
  • Korea
  • Regional hub

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The emergence of a regional hub : Comparing international student choices and experiences in South Korea. / Jon, Jae Eun; Lee, Jenny J; Byun, Kiyong.

In: Higher Education, Vol. 67, No. 5, 2014, p. 691-710.

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