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ERIC Number: EJ1070485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1443-1475
Revisiting the Literature on Study Abroad Participation in Adult and Higher Education: Moving beyond Two Decades and Two Percent
Nguyen-Voges, Shelbee
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v14 n1 p57-70 2015
The purpose of this literature review is to critically examine over two decades of research concerned with study abroad participation in the United States. Research questions framing the investigation are: 1) What methodological shortcomings can be identified in assessing influences on study abroad participation for adult and higher education learners in the last 20 years of research? and 2) What tentative solutions can be offered to encourage study abroad participation for adult and higher education learners in the US and globally? To answer the research questions, seminal and key studies contributing to understanding study abroad participation are synthesized to deduce what is needed and important to increase participation rates in study abroad programs for adults in higher education. Tentative solutions and conclusions are made with special attention to perceptions of and motivations to participate in study abroad programs. These suggestions seek to carve new paths and understanding in factors influencing study abroad participation.
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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