COVID-19 and Well-Being of Non-local Students: Implications for International Higher Education Governance

  • AMOAH, P. A. (Speaker)
  • Weiyan XIONG (Speaker)
  • Suvi JOKILA (Discussant)

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Non-local students have been one of the worst affected groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them live in foreign countries/regions with limited social and economic support. This presentation examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its control measures on the well-being of non-local students globally. It also examines the effectiveness of university support for the well-being of non-local students. Data were derived from a global survey on non-local students’ experiences and well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

A significant proportion of the students had low well-being. We found that being worried about COVID-19, perceived disruption of academic activities, perceived disruption of social activities and feeling lonely were negatively associated with the students’ well-being. However, informational support from universities was positively associated with their well-being.

These findings will be discussed in the context of higher education governance, policies and practical changes necessary to protect non-local students’ well-being during and after the pandemic.
Period26 Oct 2022
Event titleAsian Studies Days 2022: Time of Reassessments
Event typeForum
LocationTurku, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational