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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in conference proceedings in other databases (P1c)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Yang, Y;Lasauskienė, Jolanta
Title: Chinese international students’ intentions and expectations to study in Lithuania
Is part of: ICERI 2020: 13th annual international conference of education, research and innovation, 9-10 November, 2020, Seville, Spain [online]: conference proceedings. Valencia: IATED Academy, 2020
Extent: p. 2743-2751
Date: 2020
Series/Report no.: (ICERI proceedings, 2340-1095)
Keywords: Chinese students in Lithuania;Higher education;Students’ intentions;Expectations;Studies abroad
ISBN: 9788409242320
Abstract: This is a qualitative research on the intentions and expectations of studying abroad expressed by Chinese international students, who are studying in Lithuania. In universities and colleges such students not only create international environment and broaden the students' horizons but also force higher education institutions to improve the study programmes they design and implement as well as encourage university teachers to engage in professional development. However, the underlying reasons that motivate these students to undertake their studies in Lithuania and why these factors have influence on their preferences have not been thoroughly studied so far. The purpose of this study was to examine the intentions and expectations of Chinese international students for choosing the study programmes of Music Education or Music Performance in Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Using in-depth interviews on Chinese students who were taking university degrees in Lithuania, the research analysed the students’ motives for choosing studies abroad in the perspectives of both individual, academic-related, professional development and their reflections on the cultural context as well as willingness of students to experience different cultures and lifestyles. A total of 15 students (undergraduate, Master students as well as postgraduate students) were interviewed. From this study a significant number of qualitative themes were singled out and they embraced: recommendations of teachers and friends, international and academic reputation and quality of music education in Lithuania, the attractiveness of Lithuanian culture. When evaluating the country-specific criteria, the Chinese international students best appreciated the opportunity to travel in Lithuania and other EU countries, safety in the country (national security) and the possibility of finding a teacher job in China after their studies.[...]
Affiliation(s): Mokytojų rengimo institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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