Date of Award

1-1-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Christina Kreps

Keywords

globalization, international education, Internationalization, International students, museums, university

Abstract

A review of the literature on the nature of international education in the United States reveals that although most international students want to engage socially and academically with their peers, many encounter cultural, linguistic, and institutional obstacles. Using this information to guide interview questions and format workshops, the author explored the question of how university museums can contribute to a more holistic and enriching educational experience for international students on American campuses, using the University of Denver as a case study. Findings from workshops and interviews conducted by the author reveal similar obstacles (cultural, linguistic, and institutional) when engaging students using techniques and theories such as collaboration, participation, object agency and materiality. With the presentation of the findings from this study, the author also makes suggestions for future programming and exhibits university museums can utilize to engage with their international student population.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly

File size

146 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Cultural anthropology, Museum studies, Higher education

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