Local Undergraduates’ Perceptions on Curriculum Internationalization:


Higher education

How to Cite

Shuib, M., & Azizan, S. N. (2018). Local Undergraduates’ Perceptions on Curriculum Internationalization:. Asia Proceedings of Social Sciences, 2(4), 56-59. https://doi.org/10.31580/apss.v2i4.287


The study findings revealed that curriculum internationalization is generally well-perceived by local undergraduates in the Malaysian public university. Specifically, the respondents agreed on the importance of internationalization of curriculum by their university. In their view, the internationalization elements have been integrated into the curriculum through various approaches by their lecturers, such as by infusing a global perspective in the lessons.  Despite the perceived importance of curriculum internationalization, this study also reported that there are several barriers hindering local undergraduates to actively participate in internationalization activities, which include financial constraints and lack of awareness among the students about such programs and activities in their university.



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