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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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2012 2018

A Foreigner’s Guide to China, a creative project, is a short novel that blends cultural analysis and linguistic study in a collective investigation of modern China. As China grows at an unprecedented pace, many Americans still remain ignorant of life and development in a foreign place on the other side of the world. The project is an attempt to help mesh cultural lines and aid students, travelers, and businesspeople travelling to China for the first time. Therefore, the main goal of the entire project is to provide an actual guidebook that can be read prior to going to China or ...

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Daliere, Andrew John, Oh, Young, Lyon, Mich, et al.
Created Date
2015-12

This is a book proposal for a Study Abroad Survival Guide entitled "A Guide to Conquering Study Abroad: My Experience in Western Europe." It includes both a proposal and manuscript. The proposal is directed at Avalon Travel, a large publisher. The manuscript follows the book proposal and would also be sent to the publisher. My book highlights key things that students must know about going abroad before they go, while they are there, and when they get back. This information will be presented in a hard copy and an eBook. This book’s purpose is to encourage students to study abroad ...

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Pfeiffer, Ryan Edward, Stephanie, DeLusé, Joseph, Foy, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Studying abroad is one of the most transformative experiences in which a college student can participate. Students’ ability to travel to a foreign country and immerse themselves in a different culture by attending school and living there for an extended period of time has the potential to change or alter students’ perspectives of the world and highlight the importance of cultural diversity. It is important that students are mentally prepared before they commence on this adventure. The experience will only be extolled if the students understand how to participate in cultural engagement as well as feel safe when traveling in ...

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Burke, Megan Marie, Scott, Jacquelyn, Rausch, Kyle, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Research has examined the many motivations of international volunteers (voluntourists), but there is limited research about how volunteers are reached, as well as differing perceptions between travelers who have and have not traveled before. This study examines the preferences and perspectives of college-age, western backpackers. The general terms “backpacker” and “traveler” are used throughout the paper for simplicity, but it is important to note that these backpackers are specifically from the college-age, western demographic. First, the study addresses which recruitment avenues are the most successful, as well as which avenues could be utilized to increase the number of foreign, short-term ...

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Workman, Hunter, Pfeiffer, Nicholaus, Wang, Lili, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

This paper is an examination of my own personal experience living and studying abroad in Scotland and how this experience relates to the concept of tourist versus traveler. The concept of tourist versus traveler is found in many different work of travel writing. Paul Fussell described the tourist versus traveler idea best. Travelers, according to Fussell, “learn not just foreign customs and curious cuisines and unfamiliar beliefs and novel forms of government, they learn, if they are lucky, humility.” The aim of this project is to look at the differences between a tourist and a traveler is reference to my ...

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Dominy, Rachel Marie, Lynch, Jacquelyn, McAdams, Charity, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

"Baba Aruki: A Walk Down Baba Lane" will introduce the reader to scenes from my study abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. The reader will experience the whirlwind nature of study abroad, the complexity of Japanese culture, and vicarious nostalgia for a place, time, and group of people now far removed from my daily life. I invite you to join me on this journey into my time in a different world. (Please note: turn on "comments" in the pdf file.)

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Evans, Rebecca Constance, Wong, Elizabeth, Hunter, Joel, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The study looks deep into how traveling to new destinations allows individuals to explore new cultures, escape from their everyday routine and have an opportunity to grow and become a more open minded individual. The millennial generation is a group that has distinguished themselves from any other generation that came before them as they are changing the direction in which industries operate on every level. Millennial women are slowly causing a significant impact in the tourism industry as they are becoming the leading market share holders for hosting Airbnb’s and have a growing trend for traveling on their own. Due ...

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Lizcano Hernandez, Diana, Goodman, Rebekka, Jordan, Evan, et al.
Created Date
2018-05
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Carrarro, Melanie, Blasko, Vincent, Giles, Bret, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

For my honors creative project, I designed my own travel website. Through my travels over the last three years, serving as an au pair and studying abroad in the U.K., I decided to incorporate all that I had learned on a user-friendly platform for people to find. I hope to inspire the young and old alike to experience the world as I have. The title of my website is globalgetaway.me.

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Malles, Kathleen Emily, Dunn, Heather, Pucci, Jessica, et al.
Created Date
2018-05

I am AZ is the beginning of a personal book project which explores six small town museums around the state of Arizona. They include: Cave Creek Museum (Cave Creek), Rim Country Museum (Payson), Navajo Country Historical Society (Holbrook), Superstition County Museum (Apache Junction), Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum (Bisbee), and The Powell Museum (Page). The document highlights these institutions as valuable assets to the community and state as they preserve the stories and artifacts pertaining to both state and local history. This document includes photos of the institutions, local history stories, and interviews with the directors from each of these ...

Contributors
Simpson, Jessica Mary, Sweeney, Gray, Freeman, Stacey, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.