Multicultural Benefits and Challenges for International Students during Period of Their Study: Case Study in Malaysia

Multicultural Benefits and Challenges for International Students during Period of Their Study: Case Study in Malaysia

IMAM SAPUTRA

Abstract

Current researches on internationalization claim “studying overseas” as a set of potential that assist the augmentation of “globalization”. This article presents the Multicultural Benefits and challenges for International Students during Period of their Study in university Putra Malaysia. Qualitative method and convenience sampling was applied. Semi-structured interview and in depth interviews were conducted on 20 postgraduate students from various fields of study. The result of study showed that the benefits and challenges faced by the international postgraduate students can classify into distinct categories. Studying overseas offers benefits and plus points in terms of Career perspective, cultural familiarity, self-development. The challenges included problems related to facilities, social environment, education system, financial problem and international office programs. The comments made by the students could be considered by the university authorities for improvement in quality of education for international students during their studies.

Keywords: International post-graduate students, challenges and benefits, qualitative method.

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Breakfast

Breakfast

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noodles,shrimp,egg and greens

Japanese noodles, Chinese greens, green pepper, hard-boiled egg, and big yummy pieces of shrimp.  The shrimp I put in first, so that it would warm with the hot chicken soup base, and pork flavour seasoning.  While this sits soaking up all the flavours, I read my morning lesson,

PL Calendar #13  There will always be a Way     

“As long as you are serious, there is no reason for you to give up.  Move forward one step at a time and things will always turn out for the best”

What better way to start the day, nourishment for the “tummy” and wisdom for the “soul”    

If you haven’t already gotten your calendar, there are still some available at the church here in Ottawa,  or any  of the other churches nearer to you.  They are available in Japanese, English, Portuguese and Spanish.  

Oyashikiri

calendar 13

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