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Australian and New Zealand University Students’ Participation in International Exchange Programs

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Daly, AJ and Barker, MC 2005 , 'Australian and New Zealand University Students’ Participation in International Exchange Programs' , Journal of Studies in International Education, vol. 9, no. 1 , pp. 26-41 , doi: 10.1177/1028315304271479.

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Abstract

International education exchange is a growing phenomenon. In 2000, there were an
estimated 1.8 million students studying in countries other than their own. Subsequently,
there has been an increase in research relating to student exchang~ programs,
although much ofthis work remains unpublished and hasfocu~ed~n the /.ssues
surrounding American and European students. Therefore, this article II1vest/gat.es
Australian and New Zealand university international exchange programs and consulers
the personal characteristics of students that may influence such rat~s. Over.all,
the findings of this study show that despite greater government!ocus onll1ternatlOnalization
and student exchange opportunities, very few Australian and New Zealand
students participate in student exchange programs. There is a need for future
research to consider the issues surrounding student participation, including personality
and socialfactors influencing the decision-making process and the impact ofthe
exchange experience.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Daly, AJ and Barker, MC
Keywords: student mobility; exchange programs; participation rates
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Studies in International Education
ISSN: 1028-3153
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1028315304271479
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