UNDERSTANDING THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN ENVIRONMENT AND LANGUAGE IN DETERMINING ACADEMIC SATISFACTION

Shaibou Abdoulai Haji

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Foreign governments award international students’ bursary for some reasons, including providing international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies, promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries and to increase enrollment in higher education institution. These students face unique challenges compared with domestic students, but sufficient research is still needed to explore this issue deeply. In this article, findings are reported from survey and interviews with international graduate students currently receiving the Korean Government Scholarship. The study found that academic life, environment, and Korean language competency are all significant factors affecting the level of satisfaction of international students in the scholarship program.

 

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