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Exploring the experiences of international students living in Malaysia

Dawood Abdulmalek Yahya Al-Hidabi, Dawood and Thartori, Voltisa and Abdullah, Mohamad Ridhuan and Sahrir, Muhammad Sabri and Alzabid, Talal Saeed Omar and Shakafa, Mahoud (2023) Exploring the experiences of international students living in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education & 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 COVID19 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. Keywords: Student Retention, Qualitative Study, Conflict War-Zone Countries.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student Retention, Qualitative Study, Conflict War-Zone Countries
Subjects: BPL Islamic education
BPL Islamic education > BPL27 Aims and objectives of education. Sustainable education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Depositing User: Professor Abdulmalek Yahya Al-Hidabi Dawood
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 11:41
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 11:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107803

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