The first result of the Modes’ project has been achieved!

Evidence-based analysis were conducted on international teaching environments in European and non-European higher education institutions to understand the experiences and challenges that foreign students in higher education face. Recent research highlights the value of “connection” and effective support services in promoting a positive international student experience.
The quality of teaching and staff support are crucial, as well as addressing academic and sociocultural challenges to promote inclusiveness.

It was also understood how the introductory courses, tailor-made for first-year international students, help in their academic adaptation. COVID-19 has highlighted mental health issues among international students, necessitating more inclusive support from universities and policymakers.

International students are seen as valuable resources for global knowledge creation, highlighting the role of higher education institutions in cultivating international expertise. Academic performance, including language proficiency and educational background, is vital and requires comprehensive academic support.

In summary, a strong international student learning experience involves numerous factors, from academic and non-academic support to understanding global and regional trends in internationalization. Continuous review and improvement are essential to improving the experience of international students around the world.

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