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A comparative analysis of information for international students provided by U.S. and Canadian universities on their websites
by Singh, Arati, M.A., Texas Woman's University, 2013, 151; 1558066
Abstract (Summary)

With a focus on socioeconomic issues considered important by the international students in the host nation, this study asks two research questions: How do United States and Canadian universities provide information on immigration policies that address the socioeconomic issues pertaining to international students? How are American and Canadian universities similar and different in the information they provide on immigration policies on socioeconomic issues pertaining to international students? Five universities each from U.S. and Canada that received most international students were purposively selected. A qualitative content analysis was conducted on the websites of the universities. The U.S. and Canadian universities are similar in the approach of presenting policies on employment and costs of education, and different in regard to the focus on immigration policies and international students' immigration status maintenance in the presentation of the policies. Despite presenting restrictive U.S. immigration policies, international students have selected the U.S. universities for their higher education. Conversely, the presentation of flexible Canadian immigration policies has seemingly helped in the enrollment of international students in the Canadian universities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Zottarelli, Lisa K.
Commitee: Gullion, Jessica
School: Texas Woman's University
Department: Sociology
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Education finance, Multicultural Education, International law, Sociology, Higher education
Keywords: Higher education, Immigration policies, International students
Publication Number: 1558066
ISBN: 978-1-303-96915-7
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