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RESEARCH REPORT Have spending habits of overseas students changed since their arrival in the UK? What changes have they made in money spent on socializing? HIBT - Herts International College Of Business & Technology 25th April, 2010 CONTENTS Introduction Page 3 Methodology Page 5 Results Page 6 Discussion Page 12 Appendix Page 15 References Page 17 INTRODUCTION In recent years, studying abroad is a new trend for most young people all over the world. There are many destinations for overseas students such as the USA, Australia and the UK. It seems the UK is one of the best choices for most international students to study abroad. There are some advantages for overseas students who wish to study in the UK including facilities, the modern method of teaching. Beside the educational opportunities, overseas students are also face to face with the changing lifestyle and especially in spending habits. In a study by Vickers and Bekhradinia (2007), they found that overseas students spent about �181 per week. They also discovered that the number of overseas students has been increasing during the years 1995 - 2005 from 200,000 to over 300,000 overseas students in UK universities. However, as the research by Lightfoot (2009) there were 513,570 international students studying in the UK. ...read more.

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The entire trend shown on graph 3 was almost the same. Graph 5 illustrates the different of spending habits on food between male and female. A very clear trend is indicated that male spent more than female for both home country and in the UK. There were 45% of male spent from �35 to �70 in the UK and 34% spent the same in their home country compared with only 21% and 35% of female. Graph 5 show the different of spending habits on entertainment between male and female. There was a little change and different on entertainment for both male and female as recorded. Graph also indicated that male have a trend to spend more than female. There was the same percentage at 18% of male spent more than �30 for both home country and in the UK. DISCUSSION The purpose of this research was to find out the spending habits of overseas students changed since their arrival in the UK. On the other hand, it will also look at what changes they have made in money spent on socialising. The results show that there was a huge changed when overseas students came to study in the UK. This investigation found that spending habits of overseas students changed a lot on food and accommodation. ...read more.

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( Nothing (Less than �35 (�35 - �70 ( More than �70 2- How much did you spend on accommodation including bills per week in your home country? ( Nothing (Less than �100 (�101 - �150 (More than �150 3- How much did you spend on transport per week in your home country? ( Nothing (Less than �20 (�20 - �40 (more than �40 4- How much did you spend on communication per week in your home country? (Mobile, internet access, etc.) ( Nothing (Less than �20 (�20 - �30 (More than �30 5- How much did you spend on your entertainment per week in your home country? (Cinema, museums, games, etc) ( Nothing (Less than �20 (�20 - �30 ( More than �30 Turn over......................... 1- How much do you spend on food per week in the UK? ( Nothing (Less than �35 (�35 - �70 ( More than �70 2- How much do you spend on accommodation including bills per week in the UK? ( Nothing (Less than �100 (�101 - �150 (more than �150 3- How much do you spend on transport per week in the UK? ( Nothing (Less than �20 (�20 - �40 (more than �40 4- How much do you spend on communication per week in the UK? (mobile, internet, etc) ( Nothing (Less than �10 (�20 - �30 (more than �30 5- How much do you spend on your entertainment per week in the UK? (Cinema, museums, games, etc). ...read more.

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