Parallel Societies of International Students in Australia: Connections, Disconnections, and a Global Pandemic

Parallel Societies of International Students in Australia explores the social and cultural spaces that international students occupy in a destination country. It specifically examines the connections international students make and the significance of parallel societies in helping them become resilient, empowered and self-sufficient. It further explores the ways in which international students become disconnected from the family and friends they left behind, as well as from host communities. 

Drawing on a decade worth of research into the social, cultural, real and digital spaces occupied by international students in Australia, the book also reflects on the biggest challenge humanity has faced in a hundred years; the COVID-19 global pandemic. It considers the impact that the decisions made by the Australian government and international education stakeholders in response to this evolving crisis have had on international students. ​

This book will be of interest to academics and stakeholders involved in international education and working with international students.

Product details

  • Publish Date: 30 Sept 2021
  • Hardcover: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780367655341
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  • PUBLISHED: 2022
  • ISBN: 9780367655341
  • Gomes, C. (2022). Parallel Societies of International Students in Australia: Connections, Disconnections and a Global Pandemic. Routledge.

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