Study on Adjustment Problems of International Students Studying in Universities of The People’s Republic of China: A Comparison of Student and Faculty/Staff Perceptions

Kalsoom BeBe Sumra


China is advancing rapidly and moving towards the path of rich diplomatic relations and cultural exchange programs. With her attempts to internationalize education system, China is inviting good flocks of international students to spread cultural delicacy to all worlds. To some extent, China is successful winning the recognition by developing countries in Asia and Africa while having more and more cultural exchange programs. International education has become important component of universities in China and the value is improved through government support. Universities in China are giving more importance to academic exchange and cooperation with foreign universities. The world ranked universities in China are important that are hosting more flock of international students and have signed agreements with more international universities and promoting international exchange in higher education. It is good for students to study in foreign universities in order to get more exposure and experiences.

The purpose of this study was to examine problems of international students in China and to know the perception of faculty/staff attached with students to compare problems in Higher Education in China. The methodology used in this study was quantitative and qualitative to show problems and experiences of international students in academics, culture and social educational environment in China and comparison of faculty/staff perception to know the extent of understanding in education in China for international students.

The findings of this paper proved that social and cultural problems were more prominent noted in problems in Higher Education in China in cultural, social and academic contexts. The policy recommendations were made to improve Educational understanding for International Students in China for policy makers and faculty/staff as well.

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