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

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

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  • 1. Studying Abroad: Is it Really Worth it?Brandon GerelSunday, 9 December, 12
  • 2. Introduction Key Words:Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 3. Objective To find out if the study abroad experience promote the student’s desire to be a global citizen. 1.To understand the learning process of the student from the study abroad experience. 2.To understand student’s expectations pre-departure and the level of fulfillment after re-entry. 3.To determine the incentives and barriers to participate 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 Student Mobility 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 Destinations Which of the following countries have you done study abroad semesters/field studies in? France 31% China 25% Austria 12% Guatemala 12% Netherlands 8% Australia 2% N: 49 Finland 2% Other 24% 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 8. One More Time? How many study abroad programs/field studies have you participated in? 2 TIMES 1 TIME 18% 82% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 9. Growing Wiser What year of study at Capilano University are you currently in? 6% 20% 45% 4th Graduated 3rd 2nd 29% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 10. Word of Mouth is King How did you FIRST find about the study abroad/field study program? Other Students 27% 6% Study Abroad Ambassadors 16% 20% 45% Faculty Member 16% Print Material 10% 29% Study Abroad Office 8% 0 0.075 0.15 0.225 0.3 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 11. Can’t Get Enough Satisfaction Were you satisfied with the amount that Capilano faculty prepared you for your trip? 27% 6% 16% 20% 45% 16% 10% 29% 90% 6% 4% Satisfied 8% Meh Dissatisfied n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 12. Self Sufficiency FTW How was your trip(s) funded? Self funded 78% 6% Parents or guardians 55% 20% 45% 16% Scholarship 41% 29% Loans 29% 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 13. Individualism For The Win What was your #1 motivation for doing a semester abroad/field studies program? Personal growth Resume building Opportunity to travel Enhancing my education 18% 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/field study increased your level of awareness of the following?Politics of your host country 69% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 15. Did You Learn Anything? How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/field study increased your level of awareness of the following? Economic drivers of your host country 71% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 16. Did You Learn Anything? How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/field study increased your level of awareness of the following?Understanding of foreign exchangemarkets and their effects on travel and business risk 67% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 17. Did You Learn Anything? How much, if at all, do you think your study abroad program/field study increased your level of awareness of the following? Business practices of your host country at the retail, wholesale, manufacturing and/or service levels 73% YES! Top Box: 7, 8, 9, 10 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 18. But Did You Really Learn? How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/field study(studies) helped you in the following areas? Your personal confidence 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)/field 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)/field 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)/field study(studies) helped you in the following areas? Your general appreciation of 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)/field study(studies) helped you in the following areas? Learning your host country’s 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)/field 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 Recommend How likely would you be to recommend a study abroad program/field study program to a fellow student? Somewhat Likely Very Likely 2% 98% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 25. Ladies Going Abroad Please select your gender 65% 65% 35% 35% n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 26. Generation Us What year were you born in? 88’ - 91’ 70% 16% 83’ - 87’ 27% 10% Other 3% 0 0.175 0.35 0.525 0.7 20-25 year olds find study abroad appealing n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 27. Parlez-vous anglais? What language(s) do you speak? English 98% French 27% Mandarin 12%Cantonese 10% Italian 4% Other 29% 0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1 n=49Sunday, 9 December, 12
  • 28. Key Findings • Majority of respondents were female and spoke English as a first language • Students who have participated in the Student Mobility Programs are very satisfied with their decision • Word of Mouth was the most effective way of marketing • Significant increase in awareness of global affairs and foreign cultures • The most common outcome was that each participant gained significant self-confidence. • Willing and able to seek out challenges • Personal Growth and enhancing their degree main motivatorsSunday, 9 December, 12
  • 29. Appendix Demographics • Capilano University Students that have participated in Student Mobility Programs • 65% female • Ages mostly ranging from 20-25 • English and French languages: CanadianSunday, 9 December, 12
  • 30. Appendix Questionnaires • 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/field studies in? • How many study abroad programs/field studies have you participated in? • What year of study at Capilano University are you currently in? • How did you first find about the study abroad/ field study program? • Were you satisfied 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/ field study program? • How much if at all, do you think your study abroad program/ field study increased your level of awareness of the following? • How much, if at all, do you think your exchange(s)/ field study (studies) helped you in the following areas? • How likely would you be to recommend a study abroad program/ field study to a fellow student? • Please select your gender • What year were you born in? • What language do you speak?Sunday, 9 December, 12

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