Bologna Process, International Student Experience Explored in JSIE
The winter 2009 issue of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) features articles focusing on the Bologna Process and higher education reforms in Latin America, the international student experience, intercultural communication, and examples of international curriculums.
* "The Bologna Process from a Latin American Perspective"- José Joaquín Brunner of Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, looks at how the Bologna Process is stimulating closer university collaboration between Latin American and European institutions, particularly Spanish and Portuguese universities, in an effort to create an Ibero- American area of knowledge, with student and faculty exchanges.
* "A Failure of Communication on the Cross -Cultural Campus"Lorraine Brown of Bournemouth University reports findings from an ethnographic study into the adjustment experience of a group of postgraduate international students at a UK university.
* "Social Networks and the International Student Experience: An International Community of Practice?" - Catherine Montgomery and Liz McDowell of Northumbria University question the perception that international students who have no contact with "UK culture" are isolated and disadvantaged.
* "Patterns of Adaptation of Chinese Postgraduate Students in the United Kingdom"- Yuefang Zhou and John Todman of the University of Dundee report on a study designed to explore how Chinese postgraduate students in the UK adapt to academic cultural differences and general cultural differences. …