Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

16 p.

Publication Date

2-2013

Publisher

Walter de Gruyter

Source Publication

Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

Source ISSN

1949-6605

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1515/jsarp-2013-0002

Abstract

In this qualitative case study, we explored students’ peer interactions within their cohort and in the host countries during a short-term study abroad. Framed by Bronfenbrenner’s (1993) ecological systems theory, findings revealed that students spent considerable energy reflecting on interactions with peers. The students considered themselves loners, mediators, messengers, and learners. Findings illustrate the need to attend to students’ differing personal attributes and relationships with peers, as these affect their overall experiences.

Comments

Published version. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Vol. 50, No. 1 (February 2013): 21-36. DOI. © Walter de Gruyter 2013. Used with permission.

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