PhD Topic/Title: The Geographies of the English as a Foreign Language Industry: International Student Mobility and Homestay Accommodation in Brighton and Hove


In recent years, theorisations of ISM and research on mobile student groups in situ have burgeoned, however the patterns, processes and dynamics of the EFL industry remain under-researched. Her research therefore responds to Holton and Riley's (2013) call for more studies to be conducted on the diversity of experience between student groups. Drawing on the case study of Brighton and Hove, the thesis provides the first geographical investigation of the interconnections between international student mobility (ISM), the English as a foreign language (EFL) industry, and homestay student accommodation, offering an original and timely contribution to geographical knowledges and contemporary policy-relevant issues.