International Students’ Perception towards Educational Tourism in the Kingdom of Bahrain
Educational Tourism is any type of educational program in which travelers move to another location mainly for the purpose of gaining a learning experience in that location. This research aims to become a contribution to other previous researches conducted in the field of educational tourism to analyze the educational tourism industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a basis for its development to attract more international students to study in universities and higher education institutions. The research followed a quantitative methodology by distributing a survey questionnaire to one hundred international students from private universities in the Kingdom. The research adopted the random sampling technique and analyzed the data collected from those surveys statistically using mean, r-value and p-value figures. On the basis of research findings it is recommended that universities should improve their services provided to international students in terms of quality, speed and efficiency and to provide better facilities and more academic qualifications and degrees. Bahrain, in general, should create an educational environment that is strong enough and well-reputed to attract more international students and other universities to establish their campuses in Bahrain.
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