International Students and Higher Education: New Perspectives on Cultures and Communities


  • Catherine Montgomery University of Hull, United Kingdom



I was very pleased to be invited to be the guest editor for this issue of the Journal of International Students, not least because the journal presents cutting-edge research that is generating new perspectives in the field. The journal is filling a gap in the literature and its significance is drawing attention from other established journals such as the Journal of Studies in International Education (see the editorial of JSIE, 16 (1) 2013, p.3). One of the main strengths of the journal is its combination of contributions from established researchers and emergent researchers many of whom have experienced international mobility themselves and are undertaking doctoral studies in this field. Previous work has noted the under-exploited nature of research work carried out by international students and staff themselves and its potential in informing the field.

Author Biography

Catherine Montgomery, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Dr. Catherine Montgomery is Reader in Education and Graduate Research Director in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull, UK. Catherine’s research interests center on intercultural education, internationalization of the curriculum and the development of graduates as ‘global citizens’. She has published widely in this field including the book Understanding the International Student Experience published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010 and her book co-authored with Val Clifford Moving Towards Internationalization of the Curriculum for Global Citizenship in Higher Education, which came out in 2011. Catherine was previously the Research Director for the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Northumbria University, UK, where she led a research team focusing on the impact of innovative assessment in Higher Education. Catherine was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2010 in recognition of her contribution to internationalization in Higher Education and her innovative teaching and learning in diverse student groups.




How to Cite

Montgomery, C. (2013). International Students and Higher Education: New Perspectives on Cultures and Communities. Journal of International Students, 3(2), 82–84.