Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions

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University of Toronto Press, Feb 22, 2019 - Social mobility - 296 pages

People move out to move up. As in the case with other migrant groups, the mobility experienced by international students is a form of social mobility, and one that requires access from a host state. But there are multiple institutions with which students interact and that influence the processes of social mobility. Outward and Upward Mobilities investigates the connection between student and institution.

This edited collection features work by key scholars in the field and considers international students across Canada regardless of legal status. Exploring how international students and their families fare in local ethnic communities, educational and professional institutions, and the labour market, this volume demonstrates the need to ask more critical questions about the short- and long-term effects of temporary legal status; how student and family experiences differ by education level and region of settlement, the barriers to and facilitators of adaptation and integration, and ultimately, to what extent individual, familial, institutional, and state goals function in harmony and in discord.


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Education Migration Social Mobility and Structuring Institutions
International Students in the Canadian Context
Integration and Adjustment in Educational Institutions
Local Considerations Ethnic Communities and Families
The Poststudent Experience
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Min-Jung Kwak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Saint Mary's University.

Ann H. Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.

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