Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


School of Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Miranda Lin


As globalization lessens the distance between peoples and diversifies the common classroom, Teacher Education (TE) programs lag behind in producing globally-minded educators. One approach used by some TE programs to remedy this issue is to offer International Student Teaching (IST) experiences. While the literature related to these programs is rather positive, information related to why students choose to participate in IST experiences and the challenges they encounter while abroad is limited. This study attempts to fill this gap in the literature. Drawing on interview data from current (n=3) and former (n=2) participants, as well as two program administrators, this multiple case study utilizes a cross-case analysis to draw conclusions within and between the cases. Programmatic recommendations are included that are applicable to both faculty members and study-abroad professionals.


Imported from ProQuest Chacko_ilstu_0092N_10240.pdf


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