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ERIC Number: EJ1060059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
Factors Influencing Student Participation in College Study Abroad Programs
Bandyopadhyay, Soumava; Bandyopadhyay, Kakoli
Journal of International Education Research, v11 n2 p87-94 2015
This paper proposes a theoretical framework to investigate the factors that influence student participation in college study abroad programs. The authors posit that students' general perceptions regarding the study abroad experience and their expectations of intercultural awareness from study abroad programs will impact their perceptions of personal growth, professional development, and intellectual growth to be derived from such programs. The expectations regarding personal growth, professional development, and intellectual growth will, in turn, directly impact students' intention to participate in such programs. Program duration, cost, and student demographics, such as race and gender are other influencing factors. Following the presentation of the framework, strategies to effectively market study abroad programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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