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

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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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What is stress?

What is stress?

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Stress is experienced almost everyday by everyone. People experience it in different ways and different strengths.

Stress is the situation or events that put pressure on us and our reaction to being placed under pressure.

But what has stress got to do with mental health?

Well there are 2 reasons. Stress can be caused by a mental health problem and vice versa, a mental health problem can be caused by stress.

For example, if you are constantly stressed at work because of the people around your or because of situations, you could experience anxiety or depression. On the flip side, if you suffer with anxiety, for example, you may struggle to do certain things which could begin to stress you out. Oh what a vicious cycle!

The physical side of stress

If you are stressed, you may not be able to sleep. It is so hard to sleep when you…

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