International Students Seeking Political Stability and Safety in South Africa
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Ctr Study Higher Educ
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CitationLee, J.J., Sehoole, C. International Students Seeking Political Stability and Safety in South Africa. High Educ Policy 33, 305–322 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-019-00171-z
JournalHIGHER EDUCATION POLICY
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AbstractGiven the increasing rate of South to South migration and South Africa's leading role as a host for internally displaced migrants as well as Africa's international students, this study examined this intersection of international students who selected the country for political stability and safety. The findings revealed that while these students were generally more highly prepared academically, more satisfied with university facilities and staff, and experienced fewer academic hurdles than their international student counterparts, they encountered greater challenges in regard to finances, living support and discrimination. The study calls for clearer acknowledgement in policy and specialized support for refugee and asylum seekers' unique situations and needs.
Note12 month embargo; published online: 25 November 2019
VersionFinal accepted manuscript