The 20th ISANA International Education Conference was held in Canberra, ACT, from 1 – 4 December 2009 at The Realm Hotel.

Theme: Celebrating 20 years of ISANA & embracing the future

Title: 20th ISANA International Education Association Conference Proceedings
Format: Web (isana.proceedings.com.au/2009-conference)
Publisher: ISANA International Education Association Inc.
Place of Publication: The Gap, Queensland, Australia, 4061
Editor: Dr Felicity Fallon
ISBN: 978-0-9757180-3-2 Online Resource

Referencing

Surname, Initial (2009), The paper title, Conference Proceedings of the 20th ISANA International Education Conference, 1 – 4 December 2009, ISANA International Education Association, page XXX.

Presentations

Click on the link to open the abstract, paper, slides or other media, where available. Refereed category papers are fully written and blind peer reviewed papers. All Refereed papers have been pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. These papers have been evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. Reviewers include academics and researchers in the field of international education. Acceptance and rejection decisions are finalised by the Program Committee.

Updates from Authors

If you have additional material you would like included in the proceedings or if you spot any errors that need correcting, please email us at mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

 

Paper

Title

Authors

Abstract

Paper

Slides

Non Refereed
Virtual enterprise: An opportunity for inter-connections Ma. Virginia Sinay Aguilar
Workshop
Initiatives in English language development for international students Dr Jeanette Baird
F1 Refereed
When ‘onshore’ looks like ‘offshore’: quality assurance with onshore partner providers Dr Jeanette Baird
F1 Refereed
The pre-Australian study experience: An Analysis of how Australian educated Malaysian educated women (and men) view their overseas education experience prior to their point of embarkment Janice Boey, Dr Wendy Smith, Prof Denise Cuthbert
F1 Refereed
International students and international relations: bridging the gap between education policy and foreign policy Dr Andrew Butcher
Workshop
ExcelL: a strategic intervention for increased interaction between international and local students Karen Commons, Helen Gray
F1 Refereed
What students are actually learning on study abroad and how to improve the learning experience Melanie Dunkley
Non Refereed
Engaging with education agents Paula Dunstan
Non Refereed
Developing Materials for Homestays and Students from Saudi Arabia Felicity Fallon, David Bycroft
Non Refereed
It’s too easy – studying at NZ universities, perceptions vs reality. A pilot study Jane Gunn-Lewis
Non Refereed
Cultural diversity and effective homestay placement Tina Holland
Non Refereed
Invisible? Inscrutable? —Concerns, needs and support of Japanese students Sayako Inui
Non Refereed
Successful Orientations – Presenting tedious information in a student-friendly format Cara Jacoby, Alexandra Hill, Kate Davidson
Non Refereed
eCounselling for international students to assist in successful transitions Nicole King
Non Refereed
The NZAID Prestart Programme: a new take on international orientation tailored to a specific audience Inge De Leeuw, Julia Nicholson, Mrs. Xiaodan Gao
Non Refereed
Cultural differences in foreign language learning attitudes Wai Ha Leung
Non Refereed
Is it a match made in heaven between the international students and local communities? Stephen Lin
Non Refereed
Sink or swim – A case study of Indian medical students’ community interaction in a regional University in China Stephen Lin, Moli Jasmine Yang, Prof Qixi Dong
Workshop
Using digital storytelling to explore the help-seeking behaviour of international students Dr Nadia Lovett
F1 Refereed
Cross-cultural influences on the help-seeking behaviours of adolescent females Dr Nadia Lovett
Workshop
Love & friendship across cultures Ravi Lulla
F1 Refereed
Choices and expectations of Asian born NZ trained business graduates Terry McGrath, Viv Anderson, Chze Pheng Ching, Dr Andrew Butcher
F1 Refereed
When we are at Uni our minds are at home: Saudi students worrying about wives Warren Midgley
Non Refereed
Prospective students’ expectations of academic language and learning support to be provided to them at La Trobe University Usha Rao
Non Refereed
International student program structures: Optimising intercultural interactions Kathryn Richardson
Non Refereed
Towards a more inclusive and integrated model – orientation for international and domestic student Maryann Seow
Non Refereed
International students and fire safety awareness:
An initiative towards meeting the challenge of community, industry and cultural expectations
Sharon Smith, Marc Florio
Non Refereed
Indian students in Australia – victims of crime, racism or the media? Peter Spolc, Dr Murray Lee
F1 Refereed
A phenomenological study of international postgraduate students’ sense of security in an Australian context Noparat Tananuraksakul
F1 Refereed
Perceptions of facework in international student-international student advisor interaction Quang-Ngoc-Thuy Tran, Jacqui Harding

 

 

F1 Refereed
The acculturation dilemma of Asian international students in Australia: The case of Vietnamese international students Le Nhat Tran
Non Refereed
Volunteering made me feel like part of something bigger: Service learning in international volunteer programs Kym Treacy, Vailoa Milo-Harris
F1 Refereed
Embedding ‘Learning Guides’ in a flexible delivery model: Improving academic acculturation for international students at an Australian university Donna Velliaris, Richard Warner
Non Refereed
Creating Safe Communities – Online Safety Tutorial Katie Yamaguchi, Jan Thomas
F1 Refereed
Catering the needs of Gen Y from overseas in Australian University Moli Jasmine Yang, Stephen LIN
F1 Refereed
Many Chinese cultures, Many learning styles Moli Jasmine Yang, Stephen Lin
Workshop
Bridging differences: Saudi students and the Australasian education experience Mohammad Zeidan, Waleed Wahsh

 

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