Expectations of Vietnamese students entering an international university

Nguyen, L, Chester, A and Herbert, A 2018, 'Expectations of Vietnamese students entering an international university', in Proceedings of the Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS 2018), Auckland, New Zealand, 8 - 11 July 2018, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Expectations of Vietnamese students entering an international university
Author(s) Nguyen, L
Chester, A
Herbert, A
Year 2018
Conference name STARS 2018
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 8 - 11 July 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS 2018)
Publisher Unistars
Place of publication New Zealand
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract While the number of locally-based international universities and branches of foreign universities grows in Vietnam, the literature has failed to keep pace with an understanding of students' academic expectations about studying in these institutions. This paper presents findings of a qualitative case study that explored the academic expectations of ten Vietnamese undergraduate business students in transition to a locally-based international university in Vietnam. Expectations were examined in three areas: expectations of lecturers, of university study and of the university experience. While these categories of expectations replicate those in the existing literature, findings in the present study suggest some unique expectations particularly around relationships with lecturers and the challenges inherent in the language of instruction. Implications for how these results can be used to better prepare these types of students for university study are discussed.
Subjects Higher Education
Keyword(s) student expectation
first year transition
student success
transnational education
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