Why do students study abroad? Exploring motivations beyond earning academic credits

Nyaupane, Gyan P., Paris, Cody Morris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0339-2471 and Teye, Victor (2020) Why do students study abroad? Exploring motivations beyond earning academic credits. Tourism Analysis, 15 (2) . pp. 263-267. ISSN 1083-5423 [Article] (doi:10.3727/108354210X12724863327920)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine motivations of college students’ participation in study abroad programs. The study is based on surveys conducted with a group of university students who participated in a study abroad program to either the South Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji) or Europe (Austria and the Netherlands). The study results suggested four motivation domains: international travel, escape, social, and academic. Of the four motivational dimensions, the strongest was international travel, followed by academic, social, and escape. The implications of the findings to the student travel industry and study abroad programs are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Motivation; Study abroad; Students travel; Education
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 17477
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2010 Cognizant Comm. Corp.
The published article: Nyaupane, Gyan P., Paris, Cody Morris and Teye, Victor (2010) Why do students study abroad? Exploring motivations beyond earning academic credits. Tourism Analysis, 15 (2). pp. 263-267, doi:10.3727/108354210X12724863327920, is reproduced with permission. The article(s) and/or figure(s) cannot be used for resale.
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Depositing User: Cody Paris
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 09:45
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17477

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