The motivations and their conditions which drive students to seek higher education in a foreign country

Or Shkoler, Edna Rabenu

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Abstract

This article summarizes a vast literature tracing the plethora of motivations of international students to study abroad. We detail the push factors (i.e., personal goals) and pull factors (i.e., attracting elements) for this decision to pursue higher education overseas. To elaborate, the push factors are around the attainment and/or increase of three main capitals: human, financial and psychological. Pull factors are around the attracting capacity of three main entities: the destination country, the hosting city and the academic institution. Furthermore, the paper highlights the conditions that may enhance or inhibit student mobility for higher education abroad (for example, social networks, transportation accessibility, legal requirements and more). Special reference is given to the mobility of international students in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25403-25416
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Psychology
Volume42
Issue number29
Early online date23 Aug 2022
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Higher education
  • International students
  • Motivation
  • Push–pull model
  • Student mobility

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