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  • Cross-Cultural Narratives: Real Stories and Lived Experiences of Global Scholars
    2022

    This book provides an essential forum—giving primary voice to a group not often heard—for international students to share their unique experiences, trials, triumphs, and paths of acculturation in US higher education. In their own words and experiences, they detail how their world touches our American campus communities and academic settings. Filled with pathos, their narratives are steeped in angst and triumph, disappointment and humor, and loss and eventual victory. Selected international student narratives for this book bring a non-western perspective that allows for anyone involved in US higher education to gain increased insights into how we serve our students.  This work contains 28 narratives written by international students and scholars from around the world.  This book is a unique resource for faculty, students, and administrators interested in learning more about the lived experiences of international students and scholars.

    EDITORS

    Krishna Bista, EdD, is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University School of Education and Urban Studies, Maryland. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7893-8275

    Gregory F. Malveaux, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of English and Literature and is the College-wide Coordinator of Study Abroad and International Education at Montgomery College, Maryland. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2456-6581

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  • Shaping a Humane World Through Global Higher Education: Pre-Challenges and Post-Opportunities During a Pandemic
    2022

    In this book, each author reflects on events since the conference that occurred during the writing of this book and shares their vision of what still needs to be addressed to advance issues of higher education leadership, training, student development, disability education, and relevant programming in countries around the world. Within these discussions are targeted discussions on how to address some of the critical issues of our time, including a focus on access, diversity, and inclusion as elements intended to frame a just and fair Humane World. The authors represent five countries: Australia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, and the United States. Their voices represent issues important in both the Global North and the Global South and what in particular is needed to design essential policies and training required to achieve success. 

    by Edward J. Valeau (Editor), Rosalind L. Raby (Editor), Uttam Gaulee (Editor), Stewart Sutin (Preface)

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  • International Student Employability: Narratives of Strengths, Challenges, and Strategies from Global South Students
    2023

    International Student Employability: Narratives of Strengths, Challenges, and Strategies from Global South Students examines how international undergraduate and graduate level students use their agency to make sense of what they are learning and how to apply that to employability in career pathways.

    This book shows that understanding employability from a range of perspectives is important because governments need graduates with skills ready for the labor market, higher educational institutions are measured by the number of graduates to have gainful employment upon graduation, and international students use study abroad to gain the skills and competencies needed for employability. The chapters critically examine several themes including how students use their capabilities to navigate host country national political policies that define and re-define work permits, visas, and immigration. This includes awareness of national and international employment patterns, wicked problems from globalization, demands of changing labor markets, and adaptability for transversal job sectors. Finally, and of most importance is that the chapters use the lens of diverse student groups, including undergraduates, graduate, and doctoral students, international and domestic students, students who study in different HEI sectors (aka, TVET Colleges and universities), and in different academic programs, (aka STEAM, nursing, and humanities), and different geographies of where students come from and where they study. Such diversification showcases those experiences and relevance to employability are fundamentally different. 

    About the Editors

    Rosalind Latiner Raby, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department of the College of Education.

    Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh, Ph.D., a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne in the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism.

    Krishna Bista, Ed.D., is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland.

    Publisher: Springer

  • Developing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education
    2023

    Developing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Students’ Stories and Self-Reflection presents students’ reflections on their intercultural student experiences, and utilizing the UNESCO Story Circle methodology, illustrates how such reflection can aid the development of intercultural competence (IC). The volume features a broad range of first-person narratives that showcase the diversity of student experience encountered whilst studying abroad in a variety of cultural and institutional settings. Engaging with issues in relation to identity negotiation, stereotypes, cultural difference, and communities of support, the text demonstrates application of the UNESCO Story Circle approach in developing IC.

     

    Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith is Deputy Vice President Faculty and Professor of Communication at Alphacrucis University College, Australia. She is a Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research.

    Darla K. Deardorff is on the faculty of Harvard University’s Global Education Think Tank and is a Research Fellow in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, US. She is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and founder of ICC Global and the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence.

  • Global Footprints in Higher Education
    2022

    This book provides narrative cross-cultural stories written by undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty.  They cover a variety of experiential learning—from formal program awards to informal encounters, to travel to attend conferences, to volunteerism.   Cross-cultural experiences are recognized as engines leading to global awareness.  When students venture outside of their routines, their worlds become larger.  This then leads to greater tolerance, more awareness, or even more possibilities in life. Hard copies are  available on Amazon.com

    https://starscholars.org/product/globalfootprints/

  • Home and Abroad: International Student Experiences and Graduate Employability
    2022

    In this book, we explore the socio-political environment that impacts international students’ employability and discuss student experiences of employability development during and after their studies. The book also aims to provide a holistic understanding of international student employability on a global scale, incorporating various higher education contexts, including the US, UK, Netherlands, Vietnam, and Japan. 

    Editors

    Xin Zhao (Skye) is a University Teacher in the Information School at the University of Sheffield (UK) and a senior fellow of HEA. E-mail: Xin.Zhao@sheffield.ac.uk

    Michael Kung is the Director of Global Education and the Program Director for the Sustainable Design Master’s program in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning at the University of Florida (USA). E-mail: mkung@ufl.edu

    Krishna Bista is Vice President of the STAR Scholars Network and a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland (USA). E-mail: krishna.bista@morgan.edu 

    Yingyi Ma is a Professor of Sociology, Provost Faculty Fellow, and the Director of Asian/Asian American Studies at Syracuse University, New York (USA). E-mail: yma03@syr.edu

    Publisher: STAR Scholars, Baltimore, Maryland (US) | Published Date: July 2022

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  • Global Higher Education During COVID-19: Policy, Society, and Technology
    2022

    Global Higher Education During COVID-19: Policy, Society, and Technology explores the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for global mobility in the field of international higher education. Specifically, this book responds to the growing need for new insights and perspectives to improve higher education policy and practice in the era of COVID-19. The sub-theme that runs through this book concerns the changing roles and responsibilities of international education leaders and the demand to rethink comprehensive internationalization post-2020. Topics in this book include international students' experience, study abroad, branch campus, mental health, enrollment, and graduate education.

    Editors: Joshua S. McKeown, Krishna Bista, and Roy Y. Chan

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  • COVID-19 and Higher Education in the Global Context: Exploring Contemporary Issues and Challenges
    2022

    COVID-19 and Higher Education in the Global Context: Exploring Contemporary Issues and Challenges addresses the lasting impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the higher education sector and offers insights that inform policy and practice. Framed in a global context, this timely book captures a wide variety of topics, including student mobility, global partnerships and collaboration, student health and wellbeing, enrollment management, employability, and graduate education. It is designed to serve as a resource for scholar-practitioners, policymakers, and university administrators as they reimagine their work of comparative and international higher education in times of crisis. The collection of chapters assembled in this volume calls for a critical reflection on the opportunities and challenges that have emerged as a result of the global pandemic, and provides as a basis for how tertiary education systems around the world can learn from past experiences and shared viewpoints as institutions recalibrate operations, innovate programs, and manage change on their respective campuses.

    Special thanks to Terra Dotta

    Terra Dotta is the trusted leader in global engagement solutions for higher education. Over 600 universities and colleges use Terra Dotta’s global engagement platform to facilitate cross-cultural experiences for students, faculty and staff in more than 85 countries worldwide.  http://www.terradotta.com.

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  • Reimagining Mobility in Higher Education for New Generations of International Students
    2022

    This book explores emerging populations of mobile international students in order to consider innovative and inclusive approaches for a more equitable and socially just higher education for new generations of international students. It offers critical reflections on the intersections of race, place, and space at universities hosting international students across multiple geographic and cultural contexts. Publisher | Springer, 2022

    Chris R. Glass, PhD, is Professor of the Practice in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College, Massachusetts (USA). 

    Krishna Bista, EdD, is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland (USA).

  • Reimagining Internationalization and International Initiatives at Historically Black College and Universities
    2022

    Reimagining Internationalization and International Initiatives at Historically Black College and Universities

    This book explores the internationalization policy, programs, and initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. The bigger questions that this book addresses are: What does internationalization mean for HBCUs?  How can internationalization be leveraged as a tool for social justice and diversity thus moving students who are often placed at the periphery of society to the center?  Are HBCUs catching up or leading the way? How do we embed internationalization in the ethos of HBCUs institutional culture?  What are the tensions between internationalization and while still serving who have been historically marginalized?  Even more so, how can internationalization be leveraged as a tool for social justice and diversity thus moving students who are often placed at the periphery of society to the center?  

    Editors

    Krishna Bista is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland. Dr. Bista is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication in international education. His latest books are Inequalities in Study Abroad and Student Mobility, (w/Kommers, Routledge, 2021), Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19 (w/Chan & Allen, Routeldge, 2021), International Students at US Community Colleges (w/Malveaux, Routledge, 2022)

    Anthony L. Pinder is Vice Provost of Internationalization and Equity- Academic Affairs at Emerson College in Boston, MA (USA).  He is responsible for managing and building on all of the College’s global operations.  Notably, he manages the academic, fiscal, and programmatic operations of the Emerson European Center at Kasteel Well, The Netherlands. 

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on International Students and the Future of Student Mobility
    2021

    Impacts of COVID-19 on International Students and the Future of Student Mobility: International Perspectives and Experiences | Krishna BistaRyan M. AllenRoy Y. Chan Routledge | Sep. 29th, 2021

    This volume uses case studies and students' lived experiences to document the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on international students and explore future challenges and opportunities for student mobility within higher education.

  • International Students at US Community Colleges: Opportunities, Challenges, and Successes
    2021

    International Students at US Community Colleges: Opportunities, Challenges, and Successes Gregory F. MalveauxKrishna Bista Aug. 20th, 2021

    This volume documents the experiences of international students and recent international initiatives at US community colleges to better understand how to support and nurture students’ potential. Offering a range of case studies, empirical and conceptual chapters, the collection showcases the unique curricula and diverse opportunities for career development that colleges can offer international students.

  • International Student Support and Engagement: Innovative Practices for Universities
    2022

    This collected volume, part of the Routledge Studies in Global Student Mobility book series, consists of original research and innovative practices in campus, academic, and professional support services that serve the various and sometimes unique needs of international students seeking undergraduate and/or graduate degrees. 

    Editors:

    Mutiara Mohamad, Ed.D, has been, since 2005, the Director of Programs in Language, Culture, and Professional Advancement (PLCPA)—a department that primarily supports new international students at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Email: mutiara@fdu.edu

    Janet Boyd, is an Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of Becton College at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Email: boydj@fdu.edu

  • Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19
    2021

    Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19: International Perspectives and Experiences Roy Y. ChanKrishna BistaRyan M. Allen Aug. 13th, 2021

    This volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in Higher Education. Focussing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides a reflection on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learned.

     

  • Critical Perspectives on Equity and Social Mobility in Study Abroad
    2021

     

    Critical Perspectives on Equity and Social Mobility in Study Abroad: Interrogating Issues of Unequal Access and Outcomes Chris R. GlassPeggy Gesing Jul. 23rd, 2021

    This edited volume brings together the perspectives of a diverse group of international scholars to explore the intersections of study abroad and social mobility. In doing so, it challenges universalist assumptions and power imbalances implicit in study abroad across the Global North and South, and explores the implications of COVID-19 for equity within study abroad programs, policy, and practice going forward.

  • International Student Mobility to and from the Middle East: Theorizing Public, Institutional, and Self-Constructions of Cross-Border Students
    2022

    This book is intended as a contribution to understanding how educational policies and
    priorities travel, or don’t, how ‘internationalisation’ discourses either reflect or obscure local
    priorities and realities, and on a deeper level how ‘the global’ impacts on the particular and
    vice versa. To do this it presents diverse accounts of ‘international’ higher education policy
    in and around the Middle East and Arab World, with a focus on how ‘internationalised’
    students are constructed – by policy, by other students and by themselves. These accounts,
    while thoroughly contextualised in local terms, gain extra significance for our understandings
    of regionalism and regionalisation when considered, critically, together.

    Edited by Aneta Hayes and Sally Findlow (Routeldge, 2022)

  • Cross-Cultural Narratives: Stories and Experiences of International Students
    2021

    Cross-Cultural Narratives: Stories and Experiences of International Students

    Edited by Ravichandran Ammigan

    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.

    Published: 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. 

     

     

  • Delinking, Relinking, and Linking Writing and Rhetorics
    2021

    In this book, Limbu precisely aims to trace the development of Himalayan Indigenous writing and rhetorics by offering concise methods and/or approaches, such as how to research and digitally document less explored, taught and even less discussed language/s, writing, performative rhetorics, and oral-performance-based rhetorics

    You can download an e-book and hard copies directly from Amazon and other online vendors. 

  • Inequalities in Study Abroad and Student Mobility: Navigating Challenges and Future Directions
    2020

    This volume will benefit researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of international and comparative education, as well as educators and school leaders working within secondary and higher education settings concerned with multicultural education.

    Hard copies are available on Amazon and other online vendors. 

  • Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives
    2020

    This book presents a showcase of discussions and critical perspectives about Nepalese higher education. Its chapters cover topics such as 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 contributions of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars.

  • Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education
    2019

    Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education examines a wide range of international student experiences empirically from multiple perspectives that includes socio-cultural identities, contextual influences on their learning experiences, their wellbeing experiences, and their post-study experiences. 

  • The Experiences of International Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education
    2021

    This book foregrounds perspectives around recruitment, transition, integration, professional development, and the retention of scholars originating from, or arriving in, countries including China, Australia, Iraq, Japan, and the US. Moreover, the scientific and practical implications of the research presented in the text directly informs institutional policy, working towards more effective, inclusive, and equitable ways to support international faculty.