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Market research on level of learning, satisfaction and self-development students attained through their participation in Study Abroad programs.

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<ul><li>1.Studying Abroad: Is it Really Worth it?Brandon GerelSunday, 9 December, 12</li></ul> <p>2. IntroductionKey Words:Sunday, 9 December, 12 3. ObjectiveTo nd out if the study abroadexperience promote the studentsdesire to be a global citizen.1.To understand the learning process of the studentfrom the study abroad experience.2.To understand students expectations pre-departureand the level of fulllment after re-entry.3.To determine the incentives and barriers toparticipate in a study abroad experience.Sunday, 9 December, 12 4. Executive Summary To find out if students who have participated in the study abroad/field study gained certain level of cultural and global literacy Their level of enjoyment and the likelihood of positive recommendation Analysis of research findings and key insightsSunday, 9 December, 12 5. Methodology We conducted a focus group of students that have participated in the StudentMobility Program to gain insights about their personal experience. We conducted an online survey through Two editions of survey: 49 Respondents Students who already have participated in a study abroad activity Students interested in participating in a study abroad activity.Sunday, 9 December, 12 6. Semester vs. Tour Which of the following have you participated in as a student at Capilano?Study Abroad Semester Field Study vs. 63% 47% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 7. Popular DestinationsWhich of the following countries have you done study abroad semesters/eld studies in?France 31% China 25% Austria 12% Guatemala 12% Netherlands 8% Australia 2%N: 49 Finland 2%Other24% 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 8. One More Time?How many study abroad programs/eld studies have you participated in?2 TIMES1 TIME18% 82%n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 9. Growing WiserWhat year of study at Capilano University are you currently in?6% 20% 45% 4th Graduated 3rd 2nd29%n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 10. Word of Mouth is KingHow did you FIRST nd about the study abroad/eld study program? Other Students 27%6%Study Abroad Ambassadors16%20%45% Faculty Member 16% Print Material10%29% Study Abroad Office8%00.075 0.15 0.225 0.3n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 11. Cant Get Enough Satisfaction Were you satised with the amount that Capilano faculty prepared you for your trip?27%6%16% 20% 45% 16% 10%29% 90% 6%4% Satised 8%Meh Dissatisedn=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 12. Self Sufciency FTW How was your trip(s) funded? Self funded 78% 6% Parents or guardians55% 20% 45% 16%Scholarship41% 29% Loans 29% 0 0.2 0.40.6 0.8n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 13. Individualism For The WinWhat was your #1 motivation for doing a semester abroad/eld studies program?Personal growthResume buildingOpportunity to travelEnhancing my education18% 53%27%2% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 14. Did You Learn Anything?How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/eld study increased your level of awareness of the following?Politics of your host country 69%YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 15. Did You Learn Anything?How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/eld study increased your level of awareness of the following? Economic drivers of yourhost country 71% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 16. Did You Learn Anything?How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/eld study increased your level of awareness of the following?Understanding of foreign exchangemarkets and their effects on traveland business risk 67% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 17. Did You Learn Anything?How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/eld study increased your level of awareness of the following? Business practices of your host country at the retail, wholesale,manufacturing and/or servicelevels 73%YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 18. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/eld study(studies)helped you in the following areas? Your personal condence 92% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 19. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/eld study(studies)helped you in the following areas?Your personal independence 94% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 20. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/eld study(studies)helped you in the following areas?Your level of respect for other cultures 90% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 21. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/eld study(studies)helped you in the following areas?Your general appreciationof cultural differences 94% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 22. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/eld study(studies)helped you in the following areas?Learning your hostcountrys language 55% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 23. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/eld study(studies)helped you in the following areas? Your understanding of Canadian culture 76% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 24. I Highly RecommendHow likely would you be to recommend a study abroad program/eldstudy program to a fellow student?Somewhat Likely Very Likely 2%98% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 25. Ladies Going Abroad Please select your gender65% 65% 35% 35% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 26. Generation UsWhat year were you born in?88 - 9170%16%83 - 8727%10%Other3% 00.1750.35 0.5250.720-25 year olds nd study abroadappealing n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 27. Parlez-vous anglais?What language(s) do you speak?English98%French 27%Mandarin 12%Cantonese10%Italian 4% Other 29%00.250.50.75 1 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12 28. Key Findings Majority of respondents were female and spoke English as a rst language Students who have participated in the Student Mobility Programs are very satised withtheir decision Word of Mouth was the most effective way of marketing Signicant increase in awareness of global affairs and foreign cultures The most common outcome was that each participant gained signicant self-condence. Willing and able to seek out challenges Personal Growth and enhancing their degree main motivatorsSunday, 9 December, 12 29. AppendixDemographics Capilano University Students that have participated in StudentMobility Programs 65% female Ages mostly ranging from 20-25 English and French languages: CanadianSunday, 9 December, 12 30. AppendixQuestionnaires Which of the following have you participated in as a student at Capilano University? Which of the following countries have you done study abroad semesters/eld studies in? How many study abroad programs/eld studies have you participated in? What year of study at Capilano University are you currently in? How did you rst nd about the study abroad/ eld study program? Were you satised with the amount that Capilano faculty prepared you for the trip? How as your trip(s) funded? What was your #1 motivation for doing a semester abroad/ eld study program? How much if at all, do you think your study abroad program/ eld study increased your level of awareness of the following? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/ eld study (studies) helped you in the following areas? How likely would you be to recommend a study abroad program/ eld study to a fellow student? Please select your gender What year were you born in? What language do you speak?Sunday, 9 December, 12 </p>