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The impact of the COVID-19 on the mobility of Chinese international students

Long, Keyu (2023) The impact of the COVID-19 on the mobility of Chinese international students. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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In the context of the spread of the COVID-19 across the country, the global population flow has undergone tremendous changes, and the mobility and development trends of international students have also undergone important changes. As China is the main provider of international students, millions of international students and those who are planning to study must delay or interrupt their study abroad plans. In previous studies, international education research on Chinese students as an example has very important reference value. Many articles and data have analyzed the trend of Chinese students' global flow. However, due to the impact of the epidemic, this trend will inevitably not develop in the expected direction, or even decline rapidly. At present, countries around the world have opened their border policies and resumed normal life, but the epidemic has not updated the trend and reasons for the flow of international students in time. What are the factors that will affect the mobility of international students after the end of the COVID-19? The purpose of Chinese students choosing to study abroad Did local preferences matter.

In this article, we will conduct quantitative research on those who intend to study abroad in mainland China to gain an extensive and in-depth understanding of the changing trends and factors of the flow of international students in mainland China in the post-epidemic era.

A push-pull model helps explain changing trends in international student mobility in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has created new drivers, such as health and safety concerns, travel restrictions and economic recession. These factors have forced many international students to postpone or interrupt their study abroad plans.

Human capital theory, on the other hand, emphasizes the role of education in enhancing the skills and knowledge of individuals, thereby increasing their economic productivity, and earning potential. From this perspective, studying abroad can be seen as an investment in human capital that has the potential to bring long-term benefits to individuals and society.

In the study, we found that the COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated changes in the flow structure of international students and exacerbated educational inequality; secondly, during the COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese students have suffered certain discrimination overseas, and the selection factors in the destination country for studying abroad In the end, due to the blockade policies adopted by countries in the coronavirus, a new online teaching model has emerged, and this model has also had a certain impact on the global education system after the COVID.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Miguel, -
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration > International Migration
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2023 11:52
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2023 11:52

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