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Internationalization

2012

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A Model For A Sustainable Partnership: Connecting Chinese Visiting Scholars, The University And The Community, Marilyn Miller Dr., Dongyan R. Blachford Dr. Jul 2012

A Model For A Sustainable Partnership: Connecting Chinese Visiting Scholars, The University And The Community, Marilyn Miller Dr., Dongyan R. Blachford Dr.

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Using the case of Chinese visiting scholars at one western Canadian University, this two-phase research project explores how fostering collaboration between international visiting scholars, the host university, and the community promotes internationalization. The first phase examines the impact of the visiting scholars’ social interaction on and off campus on the satisfaction and success of their stay in Canada. Based on these findings, phase two addresses ways the community could benefit from interacting with international visitors. As a result, a partnership model is proposed which connects the interests of the university, international visitors, and the local community and emphasizes mutual benefit ...