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Author Asada, Sarah R

Title 50 Years of US Study Abroad Students : Japan As the Gateway to Asia and Beyond
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (165 p.)
Series Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education Ser
Routledge research in international and comparative education
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1: Study abroad's personal and social roles in the 21st century; 1. Study abroad as a high-impact educational experience in the internationalization of higher education; 2. Study abroad through the lens of cultural diplomacy and soft power to knowledge diplomacy; PART 2: 50 years of US study abroad students in Japan; 3. Changing dynamics of US study abroad in Japan from past to present
4. Academic pursuits and yearning for knowledge5. Professional development and the transfer of skills across borders and cultures; 6. Personal transformation and a lifelong influence; PART 3: Study abroad in the age of global competition and cooperation; 7. The individual outcomes of study abroad through a transnational lens; 8. The contemporary transnational role of study abroad and knowledge diplomacy; Conclusion; Index
Summary Since the 1960s, Japan has been a historical leading study abroad destination for US undergraduate students. This book explores the long-term impacts of study abroad through a lens of knowledge diplomacy and the cultivation of individuals with understanding of the host country and world through transformative international experiences. Based on extensive original survey data and interviews with alumni over nearly 50 years of the Japan Study Program, the book provides a historical perspective on the personal impacts of study abroad on academic, professional, and personal development. The author further explores knowledge diplomacy seen as the creation of an in-depth understanding of the host country, familiarity of the host region, and awakened consciousness of the world through subsequent life experiences
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sarah R. Asada is an assistant professor of Comparative and International Education in the Faculty of International Studies at Kyoritsu Women's University (Tokyo, Japan). She received her Ph.D. in International Studies and M.A. in International Relations from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) and a B.A. in Language, Literature, and Culture with a focus on Japan from Antioch College (Ohio, USA). Her research interest encompasses comparative international higher education, the sociocultural context of education, international relations, and transnational mobility of students and scholars. She has conducted research in Japan, the United States, and Southeast Asia. In addition, she has over a decade of professional experience in study abroad program administration and management
Subject Foreign study -- Japan -- History
Foreign study -- United States -- History
International education -- Social aspects -- Japan
International education -- Social aspects -- United States
Students, Foreign -- Japan
Foreign study.
International relations.
Students, Foreign.
Japan -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Relations -- Japan
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429465963