What Motivates International Students for Higher Education: Insight from an International College in Thailand

  • Joe BulmerEmail author


Studying abroad is one of the best ways students can acquire global skills and open up personal and professional opportunities. The world of Higher Education is now a global stage, very few subjects influence and effect such a diverse landscape from students to parents, employers to politicians, academics to a visiting countries indigenous people. This brief chapter looks at the key motivational factors for Higher Education choice for International Students within an International College in Thailand. It is a snapshot of the push/pull destination motivational factors/drivers that influence student choice. The internalisation of education has led to a Global Industry built on revenue and volume, but the market cannot ignore the human factors be it socio-economic, cultural proximity, domestic and international job prospects, family influences or even the apathy for a student’s home country’s educational institutions.


International Motivation Push/pull Student mobility Employability Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dhurakij Pundit UniversityBangkokThailand

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