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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Budapest Week One: First Impressions

Budapest Week One: First Impressions

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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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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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