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Tutor support as a tool for the adaptation of foreign students in Russian and Foreign Universities

O.A. Beregovaya
80,00 Р

UDC 378            


Oksana A. Beregovaya,

PhD (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Associate Professor

of Department of International Relations and Humanitarian Cooperation,

Head of the Global Education Research Center

at Siberian Institute of Management — Branch of RANEPA,



This study analyzed the Russian and foreign experience of foreign students tutor support. It is shown that the increasing the number of international students around the world showed that universities faced the problems of creating a favorable environment and adaptation for them. Tutor support is common in foreign universities, but its growth is also observed in Russia. The purpose of this study is to analyze the Russian and foreign experience of tutoring foreign students. The tasks include: to show an understanding of tutoring in domestic and foreign scientific discourse; to analyze foreign and Russian experience on the example of leading universities; to show the positive possibilities of tutor support of foreign students in the process of their adaptation. This work uses such research methods as analysis of domestic and foreign literature, analysis of websites of foreign universities, comparative analysis of the practices of tutor support of foreign students in Russian and foreign universities. The author analyzes the websites of leading foreign and Russian universities. The most successful practices of tutor support of foreign students abroad and in Russia have been identified. The author also describes the experience of conducting a School of Volunteer Tutors to work with students from among foreign citizens of the Siberian Institute of Management — the branch of RANEPA over the past three years. Recommendations on the organization of tutor support of foreign students at the university and its effectiveness in the adaptation process are given.

Key words: tutoring, internationalization, higher education, foreign experience, foreign students, Russian experience.



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