Foreign Affairs of China in Higher Education and Issues of International Students in China

Kalsoom BeBe


In attempts to strengthen her cultural exchange, cooperation and diplomatic relations, China has created opportunities for international students and this helps in enhancing diplomatic relations and cultural exchange. The purpose of this study was to examine problems of international students in China and to know the views of cultural/educational attaches of developing countries for Higher Education in China. This study highlights problems and perceptions of international students and experiences such as adapting to a new culture, language problems, financial problems, health services, living and dining and other social and academic problems.

The methodology used in this study was quantitative and qualitative to show issues of international students in academics, culture and social environment in China and views of cultural/educational attaches of some developing countries of Asia and Africa. The findings of this paper proved that the extent of problems of international students studying in China and need of more improvement in foreign affairs of China in higher education sector are the need of time. Recommendations for policy implication are integrated to cope up with upcoming challenges for China as destination of international students.

The policy recommendations were made on the basis of results to improve foreign affairs of China in Higher Education and in spreading cultural exchanges around the world.


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