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Maintaining the connection: story sharing as a function of home institution support for study abroad students

Jarrett, Kendall (2020) Maintaining the connection: story sharing as a function of home institution support for study abroad students. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 17 (3). Article Number 2. (KAR id:80230)

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Abstract

Study abroad programmes are often reported by students to be the pinnacle of their university life experiences (Curtis & Ledgerwood, 2018). Once abroad though, the challenges of decision-making (and how a home institution can support a student’s decision-making) rarely abate. This article reports on three undergraduate students’ storied experiences of studying abroad. Shared stories uploaded onto a dedicated communal blog site reflected a growing desire for adventure at the expense of formal educational commitment. The challenges of decision-making for students and the use of story sharing as a means for academic staff to stay ‘connected’ to students are explored along with discussion of home institution support for students throughout the study abroad experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: study abroad; shared story; decision-making; home institution support; staff-student connectedness
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kendall Jarrett
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 14:28 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80230 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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