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ERIC Number: EJ982878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Meaning Students Make as Participants in Short-Term Immersion Programs
Jones, Susan R.; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Ireland, S. Mei-Yen; Niehaus, Elizabeth; Skendall, Kristan Cilente
Journal of College Student Development, v53 n2 p201-220 Mar-Apr 2012
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a multi-site case study designed to investigate students' experiences as participants in four week-long immersion programs (New York City, Peru, the Czech Republic, Chicago). Results highlight the significance of the context of the trips and specific characteristics of the trip (e.g., getting out of the bubble, boundary crossing, and personalizing), which served as the springboard for learning and meaning making. In particular, meaning making focused on developing new understandings of social issues, privilege, and stereotypes, reframing experiences upon participants' return, and shifting sense of purpose and career planning.
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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: Czech Republic; New York; Peru; United States