International vs Domestic Student Experience: a False Dichotomy?

This webinar will argue that traditional views of student needs may require further exploration, suggesting that we take a more nuanced approach to service delivery in our institutions. Vertical institutional structures may limit our thinking in the provision of relevant, targeted services and support.

How are institutions responding to population diversity? Does the pressure to recruit international students continue to dominate our thinking at the expense of all else? Reflecting on institutional organisation and practice for the benefit of all students could result in a more nuanced and comprehensive approach to internationalisation, diversity, social and cultural inclusion.

Different dimensions of the student experience, to be published in a forthcoming article, will be shared with participants for their feedback and response, and ideas for rethinking the way we organise our institutions to better support students, regardless of provenance will be explored.


Elspeth Jones

Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

With over 35 years in international education, her specialisms include personal, professional and employability outcomes from international mobility, student experience, internationalisation of the curriculum at home and abroad, global citizenship and intercultural competence development.

She is series editor for Internationalisation in Higher Education (Routledge) and winner of the European Association for International Education’s (EAIE) Award for Excellence in Research.

Cate Gribble (Moderator)

Senior Research Fellow, Science Engineering and Health Education Research (SHEER) Centre, RMIT University

Target audience

Anyone with an interest in the experience of students in higher education. It will be appropriate for a range of levels and for those in different roles across the institution. This broad range should allow for a series of alternative perspectives to be brought to the discussion.


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with different aspects of the student experience
  • Reflect on parallels between home and international student experiences
  • Consider how support and services for all students might be enhanced through ‘horizontal’ working
  • Gain ideas for how their own role within the institution could support this

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Registrations Open: 1st Nov 16 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 22nd Feb 17 5:00 PM


Thursday 23 February 2017

Time: 11.00am - 12.00 noon (AEDT)
Venue: Webinar (Online)

Free for IEAA members
$100 non-IEAA members

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