According to the UK Council for International Student Affairs in 2012–2013 there were over 425,000 international students studying in higher education in the UK. With these students paying on average about £12,000 per year, and considerably more at our most well-known institutions, international students represent a significant income stream in the higher-education economy. In addition to revenue, international students bring cultural diversity, different legal experiences and new perspectives on our common law system. However, international students can also bring significant challenges to those who deal with them both inside and outside the classroom environment. This chapter will look first at why students choose to study in the UK, outline some of the challenges they present to tutors and offer advice on dealing with them.
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