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ERIC Number: EJ904245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
An Investigation of Factors Associated with Student Participation in Study Abroad
Doyle, Stephanie; Gendall, Philip; Meyer, Luanna H.; Hoek, Janet; Tait, Carolyn; McKenzie, Lynanne; Loorparg, Avatar
Journal of Studies in International Education, v14 n5 p471-490 Nov 2010
International student exchange programs are widely promoted in higher education as a means of developing desirable intercultural skills and understanding among students. This multimethod study employed data from student surveys, tertiary institution case studies, and interviews with key stakeholders to identify factors that inhibited or promoted the uptake of international exchange programs among New Zealand students. These factors include the development of early understanding of the benefits of studying abroad; ongoing support to students; social, cultural, and linguistic capabilities; and how effectively overseas study was integrated into student degree programs. Implications of these findings for exchange programs in general are discussed in the context of future strategic development of expanded, more diverse opportunities for study overseas. (Contains 1 note and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand