Health-Related Well-Being of Non-local/International Students During and Beyond COVID-19

Padmore Adusei AMOAH*

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This chapter extends the literature on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the international higher education sector by examining some individual and environmental factors associated with the health-related well-being of non-local students globally from a social ecological perspective. Specifically, it explores the implications of non-local students’ perception of education quality, sources of education funding, geographical location, and social relationships for their health-related well-being during the pandemic. The chapter argues that to sustain the lessons drawn from dealing with the pandemic, higher education institutions should prioritize non-local students’ academic success in times of crises. Correspondingly, more resources must be committed to providing relevant material and human capital to support the delivery of quality education now and during future crises. This is because the adverse effects of poor-quality education may not only manifest in non-local students’ academic performance but in their health-related well-being as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrafting the Future of International Higher Education in Asia via Systems Change and Innovation Reimagining New Modes of Cooperation in the Post Pandemic
EditorsAngela Yung Chi HOU, Joshua SMITH, Ka Ho MOK, Chao-Yu GUO
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789819918744
ISBN (Print)9789819918744, 9789819918737, 9789819918768
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameHigher Education in Asia
VolumePart F3
ISSN (Print)2365-6352
ISSN (Electronic)2365-6360

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© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.


  • COVID-19
  • Health-related well-being
  • International students
  • Non-local students


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