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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 1036-1039
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-14
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University Students’ Expectations and Perceptions of Study Abroad: Case Studies in Administrative Sciences

Claudia DÖRFER1,

1Faculty of Public Accounting and Administration, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico

Pub. Date: July 31, 2015

Cite this paper:
Claudia DÖRFER. University Students’ Expectations and Perceptions of Study Abroad: Case Studies in Administrative Sciences. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1036-1039. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-14

Abstract

This study is part of a research project on student mobility in a Mexican public university in the northeast of the country and presents here the results from undergraduate students of public accounting, international business and information technology. The study shows the emotions that students experienced during and after their stay at a European university, influencing their cultural awareness, self-directed learning and personal development. The qualitative approach contextualizes the students’ contributions, which were obtained through interviews and written reports. The work contributes to the rethinking of training processes, where curriculum support is included to promote intercultural competence in the preparation of students before going abroad.

Keywords:
student mobility intercultural competence undergraduate

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