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ERIC Number: EJ984629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
International Exchange as a Transformative Learning Experience: A Case Study
Choi, Sheena; Slaubaugh, Michael; Kim, Ae-Sook
International Journal of Educational Reform, v21 n3 p160-172 Sum 2012
This study examines the role of international exchange programs on the transformative learning of English-speaking students. A student exchange program at a South Korean university is used for this case study. It explores how learning experiences are translated by participants onto their perceptions about the host country. An analysis of a pre- and postsurvey suggests that transformative learning of the students is reflected in two overarching themes: (1) intercultural understanding and (2) global perspectives. Through their participation in the program, students developed a deeper understanding of their own and the host country's cultures and an enhanced appreciation for broadening their global perspectives. This study concludes that international exchange programs have a fundamental importance in educating students to become global citizens and leaders. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea