Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(8), pp. 1756 - 1764
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070814
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The Long-term Impact of International Study: Indonesian Graduate Students in Japan and Their Subsequent Academic Careers in Indonesia


Arikawa Tomoko *
Center for International Education and Exchange, Osaka University, Japan

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the international-student perspective of the long-term impact of international study. Based on a longitudinal ethnographic study, this paper focuses on the learning by Indonesian graduate students in the Japanese research and teaching koza communities at Japanese higher-education institutions, and it examines the long-term influence of studying in Japan on their subsequent academic careers in Indonesia. It was found that alumni selectively chose to adapt to the teaching and research practices that they had positively valued in their respective koza when settling into their subsequent academic careers in Indonesia. Overall, the former international students that were interviewed gave a positive evaluation of their experiences in Japan and had adapted the Japanese koza methods that they felt would work well in Indonesia. This paper clarifies some of the long-term impacts of international study on international students.

KEYWORDS
International Students, Long-term Impact, Graduate Study, Japan, Indonesia

Cite this paper
Arikawa Tomoko . "The Long-term Impact of International Study: Indonesian Graduate Students in Japan and Their Subsequent Academic Careers in Indonesia." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.8 (2019) 1756 - 1764. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070814.