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Survey on how Canadian students view internationalisation

VU International News and Reviews No. 14 October 28 2013

October 2013

This month a Canadian consultancy firm published a survey among Canadian students on their experience with internationalisation at home as well as their views on a study/work abroad experience.

Most students agree that there are positive effect of foreign students in the class (49% > 33%). Less students feel that foreign students cause a hindrance in class (34 % < 44%). Noteworthy is that these statistics are less positive in the STEM subjects than in the humanities. Significant numbers of Canadian students are concern about the language competence of foreign instructors (non-native speakers in an native-speaking class).

About 10% of the students has had experience with study/work abroad or seriously considers to go abroad.

Report available through kees.kouwenaar@vu.nl.

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