Syrian Students’ Academic Mobility Struggle and Alternative Options

  • 28 May 2022
  • Recently published Research - Other


Ranwa Khorsheed, Susan Deeb, Rasha Al Dahhan

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Book: International Student Mobility to and from the Middle East

Theorising Public, Institutional, and Self-Constructions of Cross-Border Students



This chapter discusses the status of higher education in Syria before and during the crisis. It sheds light on the obstacles that hinder academic mobility including the weakened relations with foreign academic institutions in addition to other logistic issues like visas, international language tests, and having to travel to neighboring mediating countries. Furthermore, this chapter highlights some alternative options like virtual education and online tests. In the end, the chapter discusses some of the students’ opinions with regard to the suggested solutions and it also mentions some of their experiences and suggestions.

Keywords: academic mobility, higher education, international language tests, online education.

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