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dc.contributor.advisorHeinz, Matthew
dc.contributor.advisorLi, Zhenyi
dc.contributor.advisorFeng, ZiPing
dc.contributor.advisorVannini, Phillip
dc.contributor.advisorWalinga, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-26T21:52:23Z
dc.date.available2013-07-26T21:52:23Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-26
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/628
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a phenomenological description of the experience of planning to study abroad from the perspective of Chinese students who have not yet left their home country. The themes of Differences in Education, Career Prospects, Intercultural communication, Independence and Escape, Discrimination and Isolation, and Fulfilling Dreams emerged from their answers. The author discusses in detail the approach to the study and concludes with a discussion of the findings. Themes and findings generally indicate that meaning for students lies in an expectation or hope that they can be more self-reliant and in control of their lives and careers.en_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectIntercultural communicationen_US
dc.subjectInternational Educationen_US
dc.subjectInternational Studentsen_US
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_US
dc.titleI decide where I will live : the lived experience of Chinese students hoping to study abroaden_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Intercultural and International Communicationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Communication and Cultureen_US


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