By Joshua S. McKeown

A clean examine examine overseas courses on American collage and collage campuses.

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S. Students Live While Abroad? S. students live while abroad, previous research (Monalco, 2002) has distinguished study abroad student accommodation options into categories that reflect greater amounts of cultural immersion. S. students, has been positively associated with cultural immersion. Further, having host country roommates in a residence hall or an apartment could contribute to greater cultural immersion. In this study I sought to learn whether there was any evidence that intellectual developmental gains for study abroad students experiencing greater cultural immersion in their living arrangements could be found.

Students live while abroad? Study abroad professionals consider both of these characteristics important ways to characterize the nature and quality of study abroad program types (Engle & Engle, 2003). In addition, examining which activities students choose to engage in while abroad also may help answer the question of whether or not cultural immersion impacts student development. These three possible factors contributing to cultural immersion while abroad are discussed next. S. Students Study While Abroad?

Survey questions designed to obtain information from students on these questions will be covered in chapter 3. Gender The question of gender is important, for several reasons. First, study abroad participation is not proportionally even between genders. Study abroad students are and have been mostly women, consistently comprising over 60% of annual study abroad participation (IIE, 2003), what Hoffa calls the historical “gender demarcation” (Hoffa, 2007, p. 83) of studying abroad. Women comprise 56% of undergraduate students overall in the United States (Horn, Peter, & Rooney, 2000).

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