• Published: Cross-Cultural Narratives

    This book provides readers with a unique opportunity to walk a mile in the shoes of an international student. It also highlights the importance of a strong support system for students in both the curricular and co-curricular settings and offers insights to international educators and university administrators into creating a welcoming environment that fosters international understanding and cross-cultural awareness on campus.

    Edited by Ravichandran Ammigan

    Publisher: March 2021, STAR Scholars 

    Categories: International Education, student mobility, international students, student stories

    The book is a Gold Open Access publication thanks to the generous institutional sponsorship of the University of Delaware. You can download an e-book (free of cost) and hard copies directly from Amazon and other online vendors. 

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  • Call for Chapters: Asian international students in Canadian universities


    This book explores how the recruitment and retention of Asian international students in Canadian universities intersect with other institutional priorities. The intent is to highlight how Canadian post-secondary education institutions frame their engagement with the Asian international student population in a context in which this group has become an increasingly important target and source of revenue (Zhou et al., 2017). Specifically, this book responds to the growing need for new insights and perspectives on the institutional mechanisms adopted by Canadian universities to support Asian international students in their academic and social integration to university life. The sub-theme that runs through this book relates to the challenges and limitations of framing the support to this diverse student group at the intersection of two institutional priorities – internationalization and anti-racism. This is especially important for this group, known to experience invisible forms of discrimination and differential treatment in Canadian post-secondary education institutions (Colomba, 2013). Topics in this book include international students’ experiences and understandings of race and racism, comparisons with domestic students and/or non-Asian students, institutional discourse and narratives on Asian international students, comparison with other university priorities, cross-national comparisons, best practices, and recent developments linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Editors: Ann H. Kim, Elizabeth Buckner and Jean Michel Montsion; Series/Publisher: Routledge Studies in Global Student Mobility

    Contact Information: Ann H. Kim, Ph.D. ; Elizabeth Buckner, Ph.D. 


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  • Forthcoming book: Chinese STEM PhD Students Abroad: Negotiating across worlds


    Chinese STEM PhD Students Abroad invites readers to enter the worlds of Chinese international doctoral students (CIDS) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). With an endeavor to reveal heterogeneity as well as commonality, this book examines their diverse and challenging experiences and how they negotiate transitions across borders between their research, personal and social worlds to achieve success over time. This book will be of special interest to doctoral supervisors, researchers, student counselors, tertiary administrators, and policymakers, east or west; and it should also be of interest to Chinese students who are doing or expect to commence a PhD abroad.

    Author names: Yibo Yang & Judith MacCallum; Series/Publisher: Routledge Studies on Global Student Mobility Series (Bista & Glass)

    (This is book is not accepting proposals)

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  • Call for Chapters: Home and Abroad: International Student Experiences and Graduate Employability


    This book highlights the theoretical and practical aspects of international student employability. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas related to international student employability:

    • International student expectations and challenges with employability
    • University-industry linkages that enhance student employability
    • Perceptions from different stakeholders on employability, including academics, university careers services, alumni, local and international employers, and so on
    • Theoretical contributions on employability in a globalized society  
    • Evaluation of recent initiatives implemented to facilitate the holistic career development of students
    • Pedagogical research or curriculum development studies on enhancing international student employability


    Dr Xin (Skye) Zhao, University of Sheffield,; Dr Michael Kung, University of Florida, ; Dr Yingyi Ma, Syracuse University,; Dr Krishna Bista, Morgan State University,

    Series/Publisher: STAR Scholars Network

    (accepting proposals)

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  • Call for Proposal/Advisory Board Members


    The STAR Scholars Book Series seeks to explore new ideas and best practices related to international student mobility, study abroad, exchange programs, student affairs from the US and around the world, and from a wide range of academic fields, including student affairs, international education, and cultural studies.

    How to submit a proposal for a new book or a chapter?

    Scholars interested in contributing a chapter to a book in our current and future book series or sending us a new book proposal are invited to submit a brief proposal directly via this form or directly to the title editors (not the series editors). All selected proposals will be invited to write full chapters by the editors. All chapters will go through the standard review process before a decision is made.

    Submit your proposal for consideration.

    Interested in serving on the advisory board, please complete this form

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