Acculturation amid Globalization: Implications for University Policies and Administration

Baohua YU*, Catherine CHAI

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Internationalization has become an unavoidable task and important strategy to cope with challenges of globalization to higher education. With the student population in higher education becoming increasingly internationalized and diversified, the acculturation and adaptation challenges and problems of these non-local students in local culture, society, and institutions have become a critical issue which needs attention of policy makers and senior administrators of higher education institutions. How to form better policies and administrative procedures to facilitate non-local students’ better acculturation and sociocultural, psychological, and academic adaptation has become a vital task of senior management of higher education institutions.

In recent years, the rapid globalization has challenged all aspects of human life and society. Higher education is without exception. Globalization has profound impact on higher education. One aspect of the influence is the rapid student...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319318165
ISBN (Print)9783319318165
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


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