Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (October 2020 issue)
The international student experience in New Zealand:
Connecting research and practice
Stephanie Doyle (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Ly Tran (Deakin University, Australia)
Sherrie Lee (Convenor, ISANA NZ 2018 Symposium)
This special issue will comprise articles that involves scholarly research and practitioner reflections that relate to the international student experience in New Zealand. The special issue is a follow-up to the ISANA International Education Association New Zealand 2018 Symposium of the same theme. The distinctive features of this special issue are: i) a country focus on New Zealand given the recent release of the International Education Strategy 2018-2030 by the Ministry of Education; and ii) being inclusive of practitioners’ experiences and insights as legitimate and important contributions.
International education is currently New Zealand’s 4th largest export industry and valued at more than $5 billion. While the financial benefit is important for the country and host institutions, education providers and government stakeholders also have a responsibility towards meeting the needs and interests of international students. The International Student Wellbeing Strategy launched by the Ministry of Education in 2017 promises a high quality and authentic experience for international students that is underpinned by four aspirational outcomes for students: economic wellbeing, quality education, health and wellbeing, and feelings of inclusion. However, there has been limited research across all areas. In addition, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners often work in separate domains, and yet, there is much potential for their experiences to inform each other’s work.
This special issue invites submissions from both researchers and practitioners in international education that address, but are not limited to, the following sub-themes:
- School/tertiary/community sector focus
- Language and academic support
- Social connections, mental health, wellbeing
- Intercultural engagement
- Internationalisation policy and practice
Please send you manuscript to all the editors: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com, with the subject line: ISANA NZ Special Issue. Other enquiries may be directed to Sherrie Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Timeline of Special Issue
November 2018 Call for papers announced
29 April 2019 Manuscripts due
May-Aug 2019 Manuscripts reviewed
Sep-Oct 2019 Notification of paper acceptance
Authors respond to reviewers’ feedback
Oct-Dec 2019 Editorial feedback and final manuscripts due
2020 Copy-editing and publication in Oct 2020
Download a PDF version of the call for papers.