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International research students ‘feel pressure to conform’


Foreign doctoral students in Australia face uphill battle to retain their cultural values, study finds

International research students in Australia experience their studies differently from domestic students and need peer support to develop as academics, a study has said.

In a paper published in the journal Higher Education Research and Development, three international students at Monash University who are undertaking PhDs write that being from other countries and non-English-speaking backgrounds presents special challenges for doctoral students.

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