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ERIC Number: EJ997077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
"Brits Abroad": The Perceived Support Needs of U.K. Learners Studying in Higher Education Overseas
Bartram, Brendan
Journal of Studies in International Education, v17 n1 p5-18 Feb 2013
In the context of international growth in higher education exchanges and recent expansion in U.K. mobility rates after a period of some decline, this article examines the perspectives of U.K. students who have decided to spend part of their degree at universities abroad. Based on an analysis of data generated by a cross-institutional survey of "credit-mobile" U.K. students, the article explores their views, evaluations, and priorities with regard to one particular aspect of the study abroad experience-student support. The findings reveal a blend of academic, practical, and socioemotional needs, alongside a predominant reliance on self-direction and proactive social participation as strategies for addressing them. Finally, a number of recommendations for home and host institutional practice and student preparation--in the United Kingdom and other (English-speaking) countries--are considered. (Contains 2 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: United Kingdom