Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions

This edited collection features work by key scholars in the field and considers international students across Canada regardless of legal status. Exploring how international students and their families fare in local ethnic communities, educational and professional institutions, and the labour market, this volume demonstrates the need to ask more critical questions about the short- and long-term effects of temporary legal status; how student and family experiences differ by education level and region of settlement, the barriers to and facilitators of adaptation and integration, and ultimately, to what extent individual, familial, institutional, and state goals function in harmony and in discord.

About the Author

Ann H. Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.
Min-Jung Kwak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University.