Globalization and Local Realization: South Asians and the American Higher Education System
In this age of globalization, we increasingly encounter people who slip through and slide between the boundaries of physical, political, and cultural geography. This article examines the experiences of one such group of people: students from South Asia. Despite their increasing numbers, faculty and administration in the higher education system know relatively little about how South Asians adjust to their American academic surroundings. Using the experiences of South Asians, we argue that foreign students are best understood in light of both local and global complexities. This article also uses these experiences to present practical guidelines for teachers who have students from South Asia in their classrooms.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-01-01
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