Cost and the Craving for Novelty: Exploring Motivations and Barriers for Cooperative Education and Exchange Students to Go Abroad

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Date created
2016-09
Authors/Contributors
Author: Behrisch, T.
Abstract
Canadian universities aim to increase student participation in international learning experiences through mobility programs such as international co-op and academic exchange. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), 97% of Canadian universities offer education abroad programs, reflecting a pervasive belief that international experiential learning is good for students as well as their home universities. Contrasting with this international orientation, a relatively small percentage of students actually complete international co-op and exchange. Research into what motivates or prevents students to undertake these somewhat risky ventures and knowledge of how to increase students’ participation in these programs is limited. Business students at a single western Canadian university were surveyed to gain insight into what motivates or prevents them from participating in international co-op and exchange.
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Behrisch, T. (2016). Cost and the craving for novelty: Exploring motivations and barriers for cooperative education and exchange students to go abroad. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 17(3), 279-294.
Publication title
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
Document title
Cost and the Craving for Novelty: Exploring Motivations and Barriers for Cooperative Education and Exchange Students to Go Abroad
Date
2016
Volume
13
Issue
3
First page
279
Last page
294
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Yes
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