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How conflict has affected the entire community in Yemen, with a particular focus on Yemeni students studying abroad.

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The ongoing conflicts in Yemen have affected the entire community. This article focuses on students from Yemen and the continuing impact of the conflict on their educational experiences in China. A case-study methodology and in-depth interviews with ten participants reveal a combination of pre-departure, travelling, registration and financial challenges, the loss of opportunities and hopes, and social and psychological pressures. As a result of the research, conclusions are that the Yemeni government needs to re-consider providing monthly stipends for the students and neighbouring nations (e.g. Oman) need to facilitate the procedures for students’ entry visas. Further, it is argued that the Chinese government and universities could provide additional assistance for Yemeni students, re-consider their policies concerning application outcomes and registration procedures, and provide waivers for tuition fees. Implementing these measures could have a positive impact on the experiences of Yemeni students in China and on other students from conflicted areas.

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This page is a summary of: Conflict and international education: experiences of Yemeni international students, Compare A Journal of Comparative and International Education, November 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2020.1846119.
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