College Student Affairs
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Counseling and Student Development
This study sought to explore the motivating factors behind a male students' decision to study abroad during their undergraduate career at a mid-sized Midwestern university. A phenomenological qualitative approach was used understand the factors that influenced their decision to participate in a study abroad program. Five male undergraduate students in their third year or higher that had participated in a semester-long or summer independent study abroad program were interviewed one-on-one. The results demonstrated that the participants committed to study abroad during their sophomore year of college. The students' decisions were influenced by a variety of factors, including academics, people, their personal background, the office of study abroad, and their own personal desire and determination.
Lindhart, Rachel Ann, "Motivation behind Male Undergraduate Students' Decision to Participate in a Study Abroad Program" (2017). Masters Theses. 2668.
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