Overseas Students and Native Students: Comparison and Contrast

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As an increasing number of overseas students who are far away from their own country come to Australia in order to pursue a dream to attend university. International students face a variety of problems in university as well as getting accustomed to a new environment and culture. However, either international or domestic students go through similar experiences whether it be different to what they are used to or not. The essay will be divided into two sides for comparing and contrasting. On the basis of external aspect, there are some differences and similarities in two group. First of all, in comparison with native students, the issues of accommodation are most likely to be puzzled with international students. (Lazarus and Folkman 1984, P 31 ) In other words, domestic students do not take time in finding a dwelling place due to they are local. By contrast, arranging a residence is taken into account of international students if they tend to focus on study totally. (Vissing and Diament 1997, P31 ) As well as these, necessary supports are provided by college and society are diverse. For instance, local students are easily able to gain more assistances or supports compared. with international students who move away from their families, relatives and friends. (Sarason, Sarason, & Pierce, 1990, P32 ) When it comes to similarity, majority of international students and domestic students have not make sufficient preparations when they enter the university.(Krause et al.2005, P158) For example, choosing the courses in university without objective and plan, which contribute to number of unfamiliar courses are confused with freshmen. (Trotter and Roberts 2006, P 158)

In terms of internal aspect, at the first place, native students are subjected to the stress from college education which are similar to international students, in physically as well as psychologically.(Adlaf, Gliksman, Demers, & Newton-Taylor, 2001, P33) That is to say, there is a period of transition...
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