June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
23.311.1 - 23.311.11
Comparing Study Abroad Interest between UniversitiesA growing movement is occurring across the United States to encourage college students tostudy abroad so that they may become better aware of other cultures and environments and moreimportantly be able to successfully compete in the global economy. Within engineering, ABEToutcome h (the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in aglobal, economic, environmental, and societal context) and the report released by the NationalAcademy of Engineering on Educating the Engineer of 2020 have provided further motivationfor engineering educators to address this need. This paper will discuss the extension of an onlinesurvey developed and originally administered to undergraduate engineering students at the ___, apublic institution, to a new cohort at ___, a private institution. This survey examines the factorsprohibiting students from studying abroad, specifically, 1) if there are differences among gender,classification and/or program of study, 2) whether students do not study abroad due to financial,class selection, time, and/or other reasons, 3) what percent of the cost associated with studyingabroad the students need to have covered in order to be able to afford to study abroad, and 4)where students wish to study abroad. In addition, this comparison contrasts findings between apublic, rural, comprehensive university (___) with a private, urban, technological university(___).
Specking, E., & Abel, K. D., & Needy, K. L. (2013, June), Comparing Study Abroad Interest between Universities Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19325
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