“I Don’t Think I’m Prepared”: Perceptions of U.S. Higher Education Doctoral Students on International Research Preparation

Christina W. Yao, Louise M Vital
Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education  •  Volume 1  •  2016  •  pp. 197-214
Although internationalization is often touted as a priority in higher education, little attention is given to infusing international perspectives into the formalities of doctoral education. Further, limited attention is given towards doctoral student training for conducting international research. This qualitative study provides insight on how 21 U.S. doctoral students in higher education programs perceive their preparation as emerging international researchers. Implications for practice include fostering cross-departmental collaborations and supporting co-curricular international opportunities.
Doctoral preparation, international higher education, researcher development, international research, graduate education
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