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ERIC Number: EJ1123202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
Unique Opportunities: Influence of Study Abroad on Black Students
Lee, Jasmine; Green, Qiana
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v28 p61-77 Nov 2016
This research adds to the dearth of literature examining the experiences of Black students who study abroad. Additionally, this project extends the literature on the influence of diasporic travel on US Black undergraduate students. Because study abroad has positive benefits for student learning and development (Brux & Fry, 2010), targeted study abroad opportunities could be used as a vehicle for retention and engagement for Black undergraduates. The current study explores the experiences of four Black undergraduate students who studied abroad in South Africa. The authors examined how this particular study abroad experience to South Africa influenced Black undergraduate students' understanding of their Black identity, and increased their knowledge of South Africa and South Africans through collaborating with the community. In this article, the authors discuss the theoretical framework, methodology, and findings, along with implications for future research and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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