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ERIC Number: EJ1022615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Coming to America: The Influence of College-Themed Movies on Perceptions of International Students
Bourke, Brian
College Student Journal, v47 n3 p462-469 Sep 2013
Films represent a powerful medium for shaping and informing perceptions of a wide range of social structures and institutions, including higher education. Colleges and universities in the United States have been the subject or setting of dozens of films. The purpose of this article is to provide an analysis of a small group of films released in recent years that portray the undergraduate college experience in the United States. Through this analysis themes were identified that can shed light on the ways in which international audiences might come to understand higher education in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States