Exploring how short-term overseas study programs impact students' personal growth

Jean Pierre Fenech, Sylvana Fenech, Jacqueline Birt

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    This paper is an exploratory study of the impact of short-term overseas study programs on participants personal growth in business school environments. We interviewed students participating in such a program organised by an Australian university. Guided by the literature, we used three factors - pre-academic work, a three-week sojourn, and the participants themselves - in order to understand the association between the program and the participants personal growth. We noted several idiosyncrasies amongst the participants that affected their level of personal growth, including language ability, age, gender, extent of previous travel and ethnic background. Overall, all students experienced different levels of growth as a result of the program.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)457 - 477
    Number of pages21
    JournalAustralian Journal of Adult Learning
    Volume53
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    In: Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2013, p. 457 - 477.

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