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California Community College Student Outcomes Abroad Research Project


Qualitative Analysis Procedure

  • Web-based surveys are being administered to students who studied abroad beginning summer 2012 to get their personal stories related to their study abroad experiences.
  • These surveys provide qualitative data from student personal stories and reflections on international knowledge gained as a result of studying abroad.
  • A survey was given to students prior to studying abroad and when they returned from their study abroad experience.
  • Each survey asked questions about academic and life choices leading to and resulting from the study abroad experience.
  • The second survey allows students to compare their study abroad experience to their domestic class experience.
  • All California community colleges that offered education abroad programs from summer 2012 term forward have been invited to participate in the survey.