International students at universities are students who come from another country and decide to pursue higher education at a university outside their home country. They study abroad with the aim of gaining different academic, cultural and social experiences. International students often choose to study abroad for a variety of reasons, including the opportunity to obtain a quality education, exposure to new cultures, and global career opportunities.
They usually face special challenges, such as adapting to a different culture, a different language, and an educational system that may be different from their country of origin. Universities usually have specific support services for international students, including help with accommodation, campus life, study permits and language support.
International students also often contribute to the diversity and openness of the campus environment, bringing unique experiences and perspectives to class discussions and out-of-class activities. Many universities promote diversity and inclusivity by accepting international students and encouraging cultural exchange between local and international students. This helps prepare students for the increasingly connected global environment of the workplace and international society.