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Exploring the re-entry experiences of returning Saudi international students after studying abroad

posted on 2020-05-18, 05:02 authored by NAIF DAIFULLAH Z ALSULAMI
This thesis aims to gain an in-depth understanding of Saudis returning to Saudi Arabia from studying abroad, their experience of the re-entry and why they have such experiences. It reveals that the re-entry experiences are not always negative, as conceptualised by the findings of most studies focusing on the re-entry experiences. In other words, there are positive sides to the re-entry experiences that need to be expanded in order to examine closely and look fairly at the re-entry experiences. This study suggests a new model of cross-cultural re-entry called N-curve – Naif’s model of cross-cultural re-entry.


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Principal supervisor

Niranjan Robert Casinader

Additional supervisor 1

Lucas Walsh

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Education