Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:How Study Abroad Impacts the American Identity
Subject(s):Study abroad, Globalization, Patriotism, Identity, Nationalism
Abstract:In the age of globalization and expanding international education, the University of Illinois is trying to increase the number of study abroad participants. This is important because now, more than ever, countries are beginning to work together in this new age of globalization. Most articles that deal with our topic discuss what to do before a student studies abroad, but they do not go into detail about what actually happens when a student arrives in a different country. Our project considers how the study abroad experience impacts the student as an American and how students find their place in their country and also how it compares to other countries as well.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET233 Writing a Life
Professor Lauren Marshall Bowen
Life writing encompasses many genres (diary, memoir, biography, chronicle, confessional poetry) and media (print, web text, video). This class will explore life story research: a qualitative method of inquiry that involves gathering narratives about life experience in order to expand knowledge of a particular social or cultural subject. As an advanced composition course, Rhet 233 includes advanced writing and research activities, such as anticipating audience, exploring stylistic choices, synthesizing and responding to material from multiple sources, planning and shaping a draft, receiving and incorporating feedback, revising, and editing.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-04

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  • Globalization and the University
    This collection examines the influence of globalization on the university and the university's place in a burgeoning world market for higher education.

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