24 Apr 2024

Jenna Mittelmeier & Asuka Ichikawa: Research with international students


International students and their experiences are a frequent focus of research in the field of international higher education. But to what extent are researchers actively working to include international students in this work? What can research collaboration with international students look like? How should we consider inclusive definitions of international students? And what are some examples of good practices when it comes to research with international students that we can learn from?

In this EAIE podcast episode, we talk with Jenna Mittelmeier and Asuka Ichikawa, who have been closely involved in a 2023 Routledge publication focused precisely on this issue, titled ‘Research with International Students: Critical Conceptual and Methodological Considerations’.  These knowledgeable guests provide expert and first-person insights into a range of issues linked to this fascinating subject, which is clearly rooted in research but connects so importantly and directly to practice in international higher education, as well. Be sure to tune in! 

About Jenna Mittelmeier

Dr. Jenna Mittelmeier (she/her) is a Senior Lecturer in International Education at the University of Manchester (UK). Her research focuses broadly on the internationalisation of higher education and, more specifically, on the experiences and treatment of international students. She is the co-founder and co-convenor of the Research with International Students Network and the Internationalisation Practitioner Network.

About Asuka Ichikawa

Asuka Ichikawa (she/her) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Higher Education program at Boston College (US). Her research explores transnational student migration, intercultural mental health, and internationalization of higher education. 

Additional Resources

For further insights into the topics touched on in this episode, the following resources may be of interest:
→ Research with International Students: Critical Conceptual and Methodological Considerations 

→ Research with International Students network website

→ Research with International Students podcast

→ Hans de Wit & Santiago Castiello Gutierrez: New definitions and directions for internationalisation

2024 Spring Forum: The international student voice


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