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dc.contributor.advisorHarney, Lucy
dc.contributor.authorBright, Laura ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-06T16:46:11Z
dc.date.available2015-02-06T16:46:11Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.citationBright, L. E. (2014). Awakening the sleeper: Increasing access to study abroad (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5438
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, December 2014.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to help the study abroad programs at Texas State University increase student participation. Many students wish to take advantage of the international opportunities provided by our university, but are unable to do so because of the numerous barriers that prevent them from participating. Conversely, a large number of Texas State students do not even know of the opportunities and resources that the campus provides, which results in a lack of student involvement. With the intention of increasing study abroad participation, I propose creating a social media site that will allow the Texas State University students interested in studying abroad, those currently abroad, and the alumni who studied overseas while enrolled in the university to connect with one other and the study abroad office. This site will also serve faculty and staff who want to mentor the potential or new participants and remain in contact with the former participants. In the following chapters, I explain how this site will help increase student awareness of the opportunities provided by the study abroad programs and address a number of the barriers students face. In the first chapter of this thesis, I examine the main obstacles that discourage Texas State students from participating, as expressed via surveys of the students who have, as well as those who have not, studied abroad. This chapter will also include input from Texas State’s study abroad office. In the second section, I explore the importance of alumni involvement. How can Texas State’s former students help its current students achieve their dream of studying overseas? Chapter three is an overview of the proposed website: how it will function, the services it will provide, and what it will mean for Texas State’s study abroad programs.en_US
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dc.format.extent36 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_US
dc.subjectInternationalen_US
dc.subjectOverseas educationen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectAlumnien_US
dc.titleAwakening the Sleeper: Increasing Access to Study Abroaden_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCabe, Diann
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineModern Languages
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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