Date of Award
Morgridge College of Education
Franklin A. Tuitt, Ed.D.
African American, Critical race theory, International education, Race, Study abroad
As U.S. colleges and universities face increasing pressures to prepare graduates to succeed in a global environment, African American students continue to be underrepresented in study abroad participation. In-depth interviews and a critical race theory framework were utilized to examine how six African American undergraduates experienced study abroad. Findings were organized around participant backgrounds, motivations, and goals for study abroad; lived experiences abroad, with an emphasis on the effects of race and racism; expectations; and meanings and outcomes ascribed to study abroad by the participants. The study findings offered a counternarrative to deficit-based discussions of African Americans and study abroad participation, and highlighted the importance of examining race and racism in study abroad experiences and outcomes.
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Karyn L. Sweeney
Received from ProQuest
Sweeney, Karyn L., "Race Matters: An Examination of the Study Abroad Experiences of African American Undergraduates" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 635.