Far away from home: the housing question and international students in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Obeng-Odoom, Franklin en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011006136 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Obeng-Odoom Franklin 2012, 'Far away from home: the housing question and international students in Australia', Routledge, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 201-216. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1360-080X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18767
dc.description.abstract It has become commonplace for scholars and education managers to talk of the globalisation of higher education. How to provide housing for the growing numbers of international students, however, remains contentious. This paper presents the situation in Australia by analysing the results of two large surveys and official reports published by student associations, housing authorities, the University of Sydney, and the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. It shows that the authorities have not succeeded in providing an answer to the international student housing question. In turn, accommodation remains a difficult issue for most international students and threatens to undermine the quality of higher education. Understood only as an accommodation problem, it may be argued that the situation could be improved if more affordable student housing was provided. However, this paper argues that until the problem is framed in socio-economic terms and analysed from a broad perspective, a solution will remain elusive. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.title Far away from home: the housing question and international students in Australia en_US
dc.parent Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 201 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 216 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130100 en_US
dc.personcode 109896 en_US
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Education Systems en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Australia; globalisation; housing; international students; Sydney en_US
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dc.staffid 109896 en_US

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