International students information seeking behaviour: Implications for International education

Catherine Gomes1, Shanton Chang1

1University of Melbourne

This paper presents the latest research on international students’ information seeking behaviour¬†which we have presented at previous ISANA conferences.

Our presentation follows from initial research funded by Universities Australia in 2011. The latest findings look at international students’ sources for information on international services and everyday living. It also highlights the social networks of international students. The results have implications for student services and alumni relations. This session thus builds on our initial results from the 2011 research and now includes focus groups, interviews and a national survey of more than 6500 international students across Australia in different sectors.