Cambridge University Student Union International 2003-2004: International Students' Struggle for Representation in the United Kingdom

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The Hermit Kingdom Press, 2005 - Education - 142 pages
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This new book (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INTERNATIONAL 2003-2004: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' STRUGGLE FOR REPRESENTATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM) by Christian Kim is very interesting. The struggles of international students at Cambridge University and in the context of the United Kingdom come alive for the reader. There are many important documents and articles included in the book that makes this a historical document in its own right. Christian Kim's book points out the inadequacies of Cambridge University to deal with the influx of international students and their needs. Furthermore, this book exposes the underhanded policies of the British New Labour government. It would not be a surprise if this book becomes an important impetus for change in the United Kingdom. It seems that Christian Kim desires nothing more than positive change for the benefit of international students. This book is more than a recounting of the valiant struggles of international students, particularly in light of the onerous $500 Visa Renewal Fee that the British New Labour government struck on international students while they were away for the summer vacation. This book is a heart-warming account of the positivity of the human spirit to take on a big unfair power even when the odds are stacked against them. There are a lot of pictures in the book that make events come alive.

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Christian Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Hebrew, Jewish, and Early Christian Studies at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain. He was elected as the Academic Officer of CUSU International by Cambridge University students for the first time to serve the 2002-2003 term. Christian Kim was re-elected as the Academic Officer of CUSU International for the 2003-2004 term. During that time, Christian Kim has been very active in bringing issues facing international students to the foreground of Cambridge University discussions. Christian Kim continues to think seriously about issues facing international students and the people of color. Christian Kim has also written an introductory book on the Korean community in the United States of America, entitled, Korean-American Experience in the United States: Initial Thoughts.

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