“Belt & Road” International Education and Cultural Exchange in Higher Education in Malaysia Among Mainland Chinese Students
This article is a conceptual review on the One Belt One Road International Education and Cultural Exchange in Higher Education in Malaysia among Mainland Chinese Students. The "Belt & Road" aimed to create the world’s largest platform for economic cooperation, including policy, economics, social and cultural cooperation to achieve mutual reciprocity and mutual benefit. In response to the development strategy of OBOR, institutions of higher learning play important roles in cultivating talents and enhancing cross-cultural cooperation. Thus, study abroad opportunities could be the best way to give students a worldwide viewpoint. As the worldwide trend is leaning toward globalization, the tendency for students to study abroad has increased, especially students who study abroad for tertiary education. These enrolments of foreign students could greatly help to recover the higher education sector and restore the economy of a country. This paper examines past research and numerous international literatures to provide an overview of factors that may influence the development of international education and cultural exchange. It is anticipated that the development of cross-cultural learning syllabus would yield positive outcomes such as increase study abroad opportunities and learn cutting-edge knowledge, reduce the cultural and language conflicts through the convergency of the education system.