Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions

Edited by Ann H. Kim and Min-Jung Kwak

© 2019

People move out to move up. As in the case with other migrant groups, the mobility experienced by international students is a form of social mobility, and one that requires access from a host state. But there are multiple institutions with which students interact and that influence the processes of social mobility. Outward and Upward Mobilities investigates the connection between student and institution.

This edited collection features work by key scholars in the field and considers international students across Canada regardless of legal status. Exploring how international students and their families fare in local ethnic communities, educational and professional institutions, and the labour market, this volume demonstrates the need to ask more critical questions about the short- and long-term effects of temporary legal status; how student and family experiences differ by education level and region of settlement, the barriers to and facilitators of adaptation and integration, and ultimately, to what extent individual, familial, institutional, and state goals function in harmony and in discord.

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  • Page Count: 296 pages
  • Illustrations: 8
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in x 9.4in
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International students move out to move up. And while, as migrants, they are defined by their relationship to the state, students interact with multiple institutions in the process of achieving personal goals. This collection examines the connection between students and these institutions.

Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions

Edited by Ann H. Kim and Min-Jung Kwak

© 2019

People move out to move up. As in the case with other migrant groups, the mobility experienced by international students is a form of social mobility, and one that requires access from a host state. But there are multiple institutions with which students interact and that influence the processes of social mobility. Outward and Upward Mobilities investigates the connection between student and institution.

This edited collection features work by key scholars in the field and considers international students across Canada regardless of legal status. Exploring how international students and their families fare in local ethnic communities, educational and professional institutions, and the labour market, this volume demonstrates the need to ask more critical questions about the short- and long-term effects of temporary legal status; how student and family experiences differ by education level and region of settlement, the barriers to and facilitators of adaptation and integration, and ultimately, to what extent individual, familial, institutional, and state goals function in harmony and in discord.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 296 pages
  • Illustrations: 8
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.0in x 9.4in
  • Reviews

    "Within the complex national context, Outward and Upward Mobilities explores the lived experience of study-migration pathways from fascinatingly diverse perspectives that act in defiance of the stereotypical views of international students. In exploring issues, including, gender, sexual identity, and settlement length, this volume moves from examining the ‘big picture’ to highly specific case studies, and contributes to the creation of a cumulatively powerful and highly readable ‘snapshot in time.’"


    Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne

    "Outward and Upward Mobilities brings together different ways of thinking about the relationship between study and migration. A unique and important contribution, this volume addresses topics, including the adequacy of data sources, that are rarely addressed in books about international students."


    Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration, The Open University
  • Author Information

    Ann H. Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.


    Min-Jung Kwak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University.
  • Table of contents

    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Acknowledgements

    1. Introduction: Education Migration, Social Mobility, and Structuring Institutions
    Ann H. Kim and Min-Jung Kwak

    Part I: International Students in the Canadian Context
    2. “International students are… golden”: Canada’s Changing Policy Contexts, Approaches, and National Peculiarities in Attracting International Students as Future Immigrants
    Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Amira El Masri
    3. Explaining International Student Mobility to Canada: A Review
    Ann H. Kim and Gunjan Sondhi
    4. Barriers to Knowledge on International Students and a Potential Opportunity
    Ann H. Kim, Reem Attieh, and Timothy Owen

    Part II: Integration and Adjustment in Educational Institutions
    5. The International Undergraduate Experience: A Developmental Psychological Study
    Maxine Gallander Wintre, Stella Dentakos, Saeid Chavoshi, Abirami R. Kandasamy, and Lorna Wright
    6. Legal Status and School Experiences for Families with Young Students
    Ann H. Kim, Min-Jung Kwak, Wansoo Park, Eunjung Lee, and Sung Hyun Yun

    Part III: Local Considerations: Ethnic Communities and Families
    7. Adapting to China’s Students at the Gateway: Stories of Chinese Community Associations and Their New Student Members
    Jean Michel Montsion
    8. ‘Settlers’ Meeting the ‘Settled’: International Students Encountering the South Asian ‘Diaspora’ in Ontario, Canada
    Gunjan Sondhi
    9. Global Restructuring, Gender, and Education Migration: Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada
    Guida C. Man and Elena Chou
    10. ‘A Typical Girogi Family Experience?’ The Transnational Migration and Heterogeneous Identity Formation of Girogi Families in Toronto, Canada
    Min-Jung Kwak, Wansoo Park, Eunjung Lee, Sangyoo Lee, and Jeong-Eui Lee

    Part IV: The Post-Student Experience
    11. Student Transitions: Earnings of Former International Students in Canada’s Labour Market
    Yuqian Lu and Feng Hou
    12. Bumpy Roads: Tracing Pathways into Practice for International Students in Nursing
    Margaret Walton-Roberts and Jenna Hennebry

    Afterword: A Multi-Level Perspective on Education Migration
    Min-Jung Kwak and Ann H. Kim

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