June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
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Why Did the EM Study Abroad Program Become one of the Most Popular on Campus?Traditionally, less than 1% of American college students study abroad. But study abroadbecame very popular at XXX in 2013. In 2013, the Engineering Management Program atXXX instituted a new study abroad program which was reported about generally in anarticle presented at the 2013 ASEE Conference. The Engineering Management StudyAbroad program consisted of a two-week intensive XXX course, taught by a XXXprofessor in Italy. To further enhance the experience, students from the University ofMexico, Guadalajara and the University of Naples also participated in the 2013 course. Itended up being the most popular Study Abroad program in XXX’s history. It is theintent of the Engineering Management program at XXX to run the course again in 2014.The proposed study for this article is to survey the applicants in the 2014 EngineeringManagement study abroad program to determine what it is about this particular courseand program that has spurred such interest and desire on the part of the students tosuddenly participate in study abroad. The goal of the study would be to gain knowledgeabout these factors in order to be able to duplicate the situation for other study abroadopportunities at XXX, and perhaps elsewhere.
Abel, K. D., & Specking, E. (2014, June), Why Did the EM Study Abroad Program Become one of the Most Popular on Campus? Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23311
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