Departmental Bulletin Paper <実践報告>学科全員留学プログラムの評価を目指した留学後の学生アンケートの質的・量的分析
<Educational Practice Reports>A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of the Impacts of a Study-Abroad Program: Pursuing Ways to Improve the Program

山川, 健一

23pp.1 - 11 , 2017-12-01 , 京都大学高等教育研究開発推進センター
The rapid spread of globalization has become an inescapable issue educational institutions must urgently address. To this end, many institutions of higher education have undertaken various measures, including offering more university courses in English and increasing the number of study-abroad, double-degree, joint-degree, and student-exchange programs. Particularly, the number of university students joining study-abroad programs offered by their universities has been increasing. Therefore, periodically checking the educational effects of such programs will be worthwhile. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate a five-month study-abroad program of a university by adopting qualitative and quantitative approaches, and to provide perspectives for its future improvement. The data were based on questionnaires administered to over 450 students who participated in the program in 2013 to 2016 upon their return to Japan after completing the study-abroad program at universities in the US and Canada. Multiple aspects of the program, such as types of classes, extracurricular activities, homestay experiences, and program contents, were analyzed. The results showed some similarities and differences in the responses of the students, who studied at different campuses and had different homestay settings. Encounters with other international students in class and the establishment of a good personal relationship with a host family in particular seem to greatly impact students' broader impression of their study-abroad experiences. The implications of the study include various ways to improve students' English proficiency, program contents, and program management, as well as areas for further research.

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