Globalization In Education

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INTRODUCTION In today’s world, the globalization is involved directly in all the sectors of a country. Financial, political, cultural, military and technology sectors are the most popular ones when discussion about globalization; consequently, they have been studied along the time, however, these are not the only sectors involved in the globalization. The educational sector, in fact, is a key component for the success of a globalized nation (Gácel-Avila, 2005). This is based on the need of individuals, a human capital, who are able to adapt to the new trends of the globalization and have the skills required for performing their jobs in the other sectors state above.
These individuals are not only trained with the knowledge and practical experiences
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has done a remarkable job. Student mobility, as one of the components of the internationalization process, places the United States prevails as the top destination for international students, especially from East Asian students.
Each year, the number of students from East Asian countries keeps rising (Institute of International Education, 2015), for this reason, I decided to conduct a qualitative research study to understand the reasons that motivate international students from East Asia to pursue an overseas higher education versus a domestic higher education. The main question that this study looks to answer
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I am in my second year of a Master of Science in Education. My personal motivations for studying at Penn GSE are mainly based on professional growth factors since I am sponsored, by a Mexican governmental institution, to study in a top university in the U.S.; therefore, my graduate studies opportunities were limited to a specific country and institutions compared to my interlocutors. Regarding overseas former educational experiences, they were international exchange program and not for completing a whole degree. In addition to that, they were in countries that differ not only in sociocultural factors but also in educational one compared to the United

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