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Title: Bridges to learning: International student mobilities, education agencies and inter-personal networks
Authors: Collins, F.L. 
Keywords: Education agencies
International education
New Zealand
South Korea
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Citation: Collins, F.L. (2008-10). Bridges to learning: International student mobilities, education agencies and inter-personal networks. Global Networks 8 (4) : 398-417. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: International education is a fundamentally transnational project. It relies on the movement of individuals or knowledge across national borders, disturbs the centrality of the nation-state in educational reproduction, and is facilitated by economic and social networks that act as bridges between countries of origin and education. In this article, I address this latter point through reference to research conducted with South Korean international students in Auckland, New Zealand. In particular, I discuss the emergence of transnational social and economic activities that are facilitating the movement of international students from South Korea to Auckland - activities that might usefully be understood as forming 'bridges to learning'. These include the activities of education agencies, immigrant entrepreneurs and the interpersonal relationships with which many students engage in the negotiation of their transnational lives. In a broader sense I illustrate how the emerging mobilities of international students cannot be viewed as independent of other phenomena but must be seen as embedded within transnational processes that take place at different geographic and social scales. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd & Global Networks Partnership.
Source Title: Global Networks
ISSN: 14702266
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0374.2008.00231.x
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