Call for papers: International student sojourner

International student sojourner: who is going where, why and with what expectations

Universities across the globe recognize the benefits that internationalization can afford in the form of more internationally oriented faculty and students cohorts. The programmes studied by the majority of international students are usually in academic disciplines found in university business schools.

The top five destination countries for international students are the United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Germany (Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, July 2014). Whilst much has been written on the educational, cultural and social challenges of study abroad in its various formats from one semester exchanges to full course completion, this Special Issue explores the reasons influencing a student’s decision to engage in university level study abroad.

The aim is to understand the rationale behind student selection of country, institution, programme of study and their customer expectations; and how institutional policy makers address and respond.

The call welcomes studies that provide practical perspectives, with examples of effective practice:

  • demonstrating understanding of how university business schools respond to the recruitment, retention and management of international students expectations,
  • reviewing management and institutional strategy on international student marketing and recruitment,
  • developing multidisciplinary, national and international pedagogic experience and approaches

The submitted papers should demonstrate the involvement of key stakeholders, make a clear contribution to the literature base, underpinned by qualitative, quantitative, mixed method or case study methodologies.

About the Journal: International Journal of Management Education (IJME)

International Journal of Management Education provides a forum for scholarly reporting and discussion of developments in all aspects of teaching and learning in business and management. The Journal seeks reflective papers which bring together pedagogy and theories of management learning; descriptions of innovative teaching which include critical reflection on implementation and outcomes will also be considered. The journal represents an excellent forum for highlighting the profile of management education on both a national and international level.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2017 and should be submitted via the journal’s online submission system available through the journal homepage:

All papers should follow the guidelines outlined by the journal for submission:

Additional information can be obtained from and expressions of interest can be sent to: Diane Sloan at

Guest Editors:

Professor Diane Sloan
Faculty Director Collaborative Ventures
Newcastle Business School
Northumbria University
United Kingdom

Professor Phil Hancock
Associate Dean (Education)
Business School
University of Western Australia

Professor Robert Armstrong
Professor of Marketing
University of North Alabama