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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Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers

Seeking Sanctuary At World's End

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This is the second time (first time is here) I have written about these burgers.  Still haven’t quite figured them out because they remain too soft to fry.  They are completely vegan and taste more like falafel than a veggie burger.  They are super yummy and we had a lot of luck with them in the oven (broil is your friend).

Zucchini Quinoa Burgers
Olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup onion, chopped finely
1 1/2 cup zucchini, grated
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
3/4 teaspoons sea salt, plus more to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup cooked quinoa
2/3 cups water
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dill
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika

Heat some olive oil in a pan. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add zucchini, and continue to saute until zucchini is cooked through…

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Budapest Week One: First Impressions

Budapest Week One: First Impressions

Andrea Zurlo Creative

I’ve had a bit of a lifestyle change since I last checked in here on the blog: I’ve arrived in Budapest, Hungary to study abroad for the semester! This past week has felt like a whirlwind, and I’m excited to share it all with you.

Upon arriving last Sunday (one week ago), I was jetlagged, exhausted, and overwhelmed. So many unknowns faced me, which was simultaneously exciting and stressful. Upon arriving at the airport, I met my lovely tandem partner (a student from Hungary who is here to help me along the way). I began unpacking in the dorm, met my roommates, and explored the city for a bit that night. My friends and I found a small pizza place only 3 minutes from my dorm selling huge slices of pizza priced at less than $1 each!! I have a feeling we’ll be visiting this place a lot…

As I…

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