Date of Award
Franklin A. Tuitt
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.
Sweeney, Karyn L., "Race Matters: An Examination of the Study Abroad Experiences of African American Undergraduates" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 635.
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Karyn L. Sweeney