• Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

    Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus


Home is a multidimensional concept - simultaneously a place, a feeling and an experience - in which complex interactions between space, time and relationships take place. Home-making, understood as practices, processes and routines of making oneself at home in a specific environment, is a universal human capacity, which is at the same time an individual practice. Against the backdrop of current higher education internationalisation discourse, there is a need to understand how universities can become more welcoming places for all students.

Problematising the divide between ‘international’ and ‘home’ students that puts into question who the campus belongs to, this series show-cases high-quality papers that provide a perspective on the internationalisation of higher education based on the view of university campuses as intercultural spaces that all students need to learn to navigate and inhabit. By focusing on students’ home-making as day-to-day practices on spatial, material and social levels, the articles in this series provide fresh insights into students’ experiences of university and the ways in which they manage, or do not manage, to make a home for themselves on the internationalised campus. 

Publication date: From May 2023 (on-going). 



Guest Editors

Dr Bojana PetrićBirkbeck, University of London, UK.
Dr Cristina Ros i SoléGoldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Dr Prue HolmesDurham University, UK.



Article list 


Research article


Exploring the implications of university campuses as intercultural spaces through the lens of social justice

Fiona Price

2024-01-17 Volume 22 • Issue 1 • 2024

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

Searching for belonging: learning from students’ photographs about their higher education experiences

Zhuo Min Huang and Heather Cockayne

2023-08-02 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

All carrot – no stick: an alternative award framework to enhance ‘international’ students’ sense of belonging and engagement in the extracurricular

Harry Harrop and Stephanie Hoppitt

2023-07-26 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

Defying grand narratives of ‘being an international student’: finding ‘home’ in the Other

Yasmine Sadoudi and Adrian Holliday

2023-05-24 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

Libyan teachers as transitionalist pragmatists: conceptualising a path out of the peacebuilding narrative in conflict-affected contexts

Reem Ben Giaber

2023-04-19 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

Special feature: Rising to the challenge of teacher education to prepare teachers for today’s world

Narratives of home-making on a Colombian intercultural campus

Alexánder Ramírez Espinosa

2023-10-04 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

(Un)doing home: exploring home-making and identity – an example of a project in a London higher education classroom

Judith Rifeser, Donata Puntil and Elena Borelli

2023-09-27 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus

‘Dear Epsom’: a poetic autoethnography on campus as home of an international doctoral student in Aotearoa New Zealand

Anh Ngoc Quynh Phan

2023-08-09 Volume 21 • Issue 1 • 2023

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Special feature: Belonging and home-making in the internationalised campus