Call for Papers: The Experience of Muslim Students and Scholars in Academic Institutions in the West

2024-06-27

 

Call for Papers: The Experience of Muslim Students and Scholars in Academic Institutions in the West

The Journal of International Students invites scholars and practitioners to contribute to a Special Issue dedicated to exploring the multifaceted experiences of Muslim students and scholars in Western academic institutions. This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges these students/scholars face and to identify potential strategies to address them.

Context and Rationale:

International students encounter a variety of environmental, mental, and emotional challenges, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Addressing these challenges requires a holistic approach that includes building support networks, connecting with like-minded individuals, seeking help from mental health professionals, and establishing comprehensive support systems.

Mental health practitioners often utilize empathy to understand the challenges faced by others. However, to truly comprehend the day-to-day lives of students who move abroad for studies, we need to create a detailed picture of their experiences. This includes examining the mental, emotional, social, physical, economic, academic, and political aspects of their lives, as well as the process of acculturation and the challenges they face while adjusting to a new environment.

Submission Process:

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Journal of International Students' online submission system. Please ensure that your manuscript complies with the journal's formatting and referencing style.

Online Submission Link

For further information or inquiries about this Special Issue, please contact:

Alean Al-Krenawi, PhD
Dean and Professor of the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cross-Cultural Studies
Algoma University, Ontario, Canada
Email: alean.al-krenawi@algomau.ca or alean@bgu.ac.il