Teaching international students: How do we integrate their international experiences?


  • S. Arvidsson


The growing proportion of international students at our Swedish universities is an undisputable fact. The effects of this trend have primarily been examined from a challenge perspective. In this paper, we return to the expectations that were emphasised with the introduction of the Bologna process, i.e. that this would enable an integration of students’ international experiences in our courses and programmes. This paper sets out to explore the actual status of this quest. We do so by posing the following two research questions: First, do we integrate our students’ international experiences? Second, how do we integrate our students’ international experiences? The study is based on a questionnaire directed to course leaders at Lund University School of Economics and Management.