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dc.contributor.authorHartwig, Kay
dc.contributor.editorGeorgina Barton, Kay Hartwig
dc.description.abstractMany universities across Australia encourage their students to seek out an international experience during their programme of study (Griffith University, Global mobility: a student’s guide. Griffith University, Brisbane. Retrieved from, 2015; Deakin University, International students. Retrieved from, 2016; Queensland University of Technology 2016, Blueprint 5. Retrieved from, 2016; Curtin University, Australian outbound student mobility: quality dimensions for international fieldwork in health sciences, 2015). According to Trede et al. (Intercult Edu 24(5):442–445, 2013), international experiences provide an enormous potential to prepare students for an intercultural globalised world of work. In this chapter the literature on study abroad programmes is discussed. This is followed by an analysis of data collected from 53 domestic Australian students who have completed a study abroad experience. This is a collective case study (Stake RE, The art of case study research. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, 1995) with all 53 students contributing to the data collection from three programmes. Findings include the fact that students had a strong belief that their international experience would benefit them in finding employment after university; and students valued the unique experience offered to them through their international work experience in the overseas universities and schools. Having had an international opportunity was seen to be of significance for these students and opened their minds to new cultures and ideas.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing AGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleProfessional Learning in the Work Place for International Students: Exploring Theory and Practiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.titleThe Study Abroad Programme: Experience and Benefitsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
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gro.griffith.authorHartwig, Kay A.

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