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dc.contributor.advisorKonopaske, Robert
dc.contributor.authorIdunoba, Kindra ( )
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T21:31:32Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T21:31:32Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.citationIdunoba, K. (2018). More to the world: An analysis of study abroad programs (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7246
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2018.
dc.description.abstractIt is widely agreed on that studying abroad greatly benefits students in their academics, personal life, and future careers; I argue that which country you visit also plays an important role. In this thesis, I review Texas State study abroad programs to analyze the cultural distances between host countries in relation to United States culture and how students will benefit more greatly by studying in countries with a greater cultural distance. To test this hypothesis, I interviewed Texas State students who’ve participated in Texas State faculty led study abroad programs to examine if their experiences which include: personal growth, language acquisition, cross-cultural competencies obtainment, academic commitment, and career growth positively differed by country of study. To conduct my research, I used multiple cultural frameworks, including monochronic vs. polychronic time, high vs. low context, power distance, masculinity vs. femininity, and individualism vs. collectivism. My findings were that country location does affect personal growth, academic commitment, and cross-cultural obtainment. While majority of students regardless of country location had the same takeaways which include: wanting to purse traveling and working abroad and finding out that people are the same regardless of location.en_US
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dc.format.extent32 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_US
dc.subjectLocationen_US
dc.subjectCountryen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectExperienceen_US
dc.subjectDistanceen_US
dc.titleMore to the World: An Analysis of Study Abroad Programsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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