Student Motivation to Study Abroad and Their Intercultural Development
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Study abroad, education abroad, measurement instrument, intercultural competence
This study is a first step in examining the link between motivation and the various elements of study programs; clearly more work must be done. Given the results of this study, it appears that motivation to study abroad is an important dimension to consider in future research efforts. As the tools for measuring the impact of a study abroad program are further developed and refined, we believe that we will gain greater insight into what program characteristics will attract students and what program features will optimize the gains that students realize from the experience.
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad