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Exploring the experiences of international students living in Malaysia

Al-Hidabi, Dawood Abdulmalek Yahya and Thartori, Voltisa and Abdullah, Mohammad Ridhuan and Sahrir, Muhammad Sabri and Omar Alzabid, Talal Saeed and Shakafa, Mahoud (2023) Exploring the experiences of international students living in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 12 (2). pp. 2601-2619. ISSN 2226-6348

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Retaining international students has been a significant concern for higher education institutions globally. This qualitative study aimed to explore the experiences of eight students from conflict zones who are studying at an International University in Malaysia.The objectives of this research paper are as follows: (i)To what extent faculty use effective teaching? (ii)To what extent does a university provide effective and efficient administration? (iii) What are the psychological and health care services offered by the university? (iv) To what extent dominant university culture and environment are Islamic? This study employed a qualitative study design using in-depth semi-structured interviews. The findings indicate that during the COVID�19 lockdown, students lacked guidance and mentorship, and the support services provided by the university were not effective. While students perceived that the faculty represented Islamic values, some academic staff lacked competency, and some administrative staff had low employee efficiency, leading to a perception that they do not represent Islamic values.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Social Foundations & Educational Leadership
Depositing User: Prof Dr Muhammad Sabri Sahrir
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2023 17:01
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2023 17:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106260

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