Challenges Faced By International Students Essay

814 Words Dec 5th, 2015 4 Pages
The UK has been a popular destination for International students to opt for higher education, as a result 435,495 international students were enrolled in the academic year 2013-2014 (UK Council for International student Affairs [UKCISA], 2015).Leaving the home country for quality education could build a number of challenges. This essay will, therefore, address some of the challenges faced by International students in the UK and to provide solutions for it. There are many initial challenges a student encounter such as homesickness, language proficiency, social contact with home students, finance, adjusting the new culture, etc. This essay will discuss these aspects in detail and provide possible solutions.

Many students feel homesick during their initial weeks, in contrast to local students, they could relieve homesickness by visiting their homes. Which international students are not able-to, as a result, students suffer from depression, anxiety, difficulty in sleeping and lack of concentration. Dovey et al. (2008) believe that students can reduce their homesickness by consuming food from their home country. Therefore, universities could advice international students from where they can buy their own country food. Additionally, university counselling could further aid to neutralize homesickness.

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