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Trajectories in a network - Korean exchange students in Sweden
Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
2004 (English)In: Nordic Educational Research Association Conference,2004, 2004, 62-62 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This descriptive study is about Korean exchange students in the Swedish higher education. Informal interviews with 15 students are used as method to understand how they understand their situation. The main questions are what made them to become an exchange student; their motives, expectations and life trajectory. Even though these questions are of personal characters, their stories are concerned with their relations in their universities, how their universities define this exchange student period, how each universities provide and limit the possibility for students, how the universities construct the students- time zone and what these factors mean to the students- trajectory. Drawing upon Actor network theory, the study suggests that the students- individual trajectory should be understood as a part of the collective narratives by considering their relations to other actors in the universities that is seen as a network in this study.

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2004. 62-62 p.
Keyword [en]
Exchange student, Trajectory
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-32529Local ID: 18441OAI: diva2:253352
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09

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