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First-Generation Strength: Supporting First-Generation College Students in Study Abroad

Abstract First-generation college students are an underrepresented group in terms of study

abroad participation nationally and at Arizona State University (ASU). The ASU and

International Studies Abroad (ISA) Planning Scholars Scholarship Program was

developed to support first-generation college students in their pursuit of study abroad.

This mixed-methods study examined what the specific needs of first-generation college

students are as they pursue study abroad experiences and what effect the ASU and ISA

Planning Scholars Program had on them. A combination of surveys, semi-structured

interviews, and a photovoice project provided data for the study. Key findings included

that first-generation college students had concerns about finances, fin... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Rausch, Kyle Curtis (Author) / Puckett, Kathleen (Advisor) / Lynch, Jacquelyn S (Committee member) / Smith, Sharon (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Higher education administration / Education abroad / First-generation college student / Study abroad
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 154 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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