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Lost in the Middle: An Exploration of Everyday Experiences of Indian International Students Studying in Toronto

November 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



Dr. Gunjan Sondhi

Associate Researcher, University of Sussex, UK.

Resident Affiliate, CERIS



Dr. Roopa Desai Trilokekar

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University


International students are arriving in Canada in growing numbers. However, very little is known of their experiences in this context. Drawing on research conducted with Indian international students in Toronto, this seminar explores experiences of these students to show how gender and choice of university vs. college shapes experiences of Indian students both within the classroom and outside of it. This discussion first highlights the challenges faced by international students as they negotiate aspects of everyday life such as looking for housing, seeking work, developing social relations and generally building a life in Canada. Highlighting the areas in which international students struggle will reveal how government service agencies and higher education institutions can provide support for this unique migrant group that is often overlooked and lost between temporary and permanent resident status.



This seminar is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.



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November 18, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


CERIS & Wellesley Institute


Room 519, Kaneff Tower, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada
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