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Every year, there are more than 2500 new international students coming to Lund University and starting their higher education path. A higher number of foreign students increased the international competitiveness of Lund University, but at the same time the international students had to face many problems for instance, culture shock and language barriers. In this report we focused on issues in teaching international students, specifically group separation, language barriers and cultural differences. The problem of group separation lays in isolation experienced by international students from local students, making it harder for them to communicate with each other. Consequently, the result could be to build up language and culture boundaries between the local students and international students. In order to solve these problems, based on our discussion in the report we suggest few possible techniques.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGenombrottet, Lunds tekniska högskola
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Pedagogy

Free keywords

  • culture dierences
  • language barriers
  • group separation
  • international students
  • international friendship formation


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