Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate adult learners’ perceptions and motivations to study abroad as well as the kinds of influences, including popular culture and social networks, that influence adult students to study abroad.

Keywords

study abroad, international adult learning, symbolic convergence, informal learning, popular culture, social network

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What’s the social network got to do with it?!?: An adult and higher education evaluation of perceptions and motivations to study abroad

The purpose of this study was to investigate adult learners’ perceptions and motivations to study abroad as well as the kinds of influences, including popular culture and social networks, that influence adult students to study abroad.