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This article reports on a study done among hospitality management students who participated in study abroad programs between January 2001 and May 2003. The participants in the study were both incoming students to the US and outgoing students from the US. The study investigates, among other things, why they had decided to study abroad, why they had selected a particular institution, how their home institution compared to the partner institution abroad, and what they perceived to be the benefits and relevance of their international experiences. It was found that respondents were generally very positive about the study abroad experience. Some interesting differences of opinion were found when the perceptions of the incoming students were compared to those of the outgoing students. The results of this study may be of particular interest to hospitality management administrators and faculty who create and administer international exchange programs.
Van Hoof, Hubert B.
"Searching for the Holy Grail of International Education: Feedback from Hospitality Management Study Abroad Participants,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 24
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol24/iss1/6