A waste of time? The Korean exchange students talk about the value of the period
2006 (English)In: NFPF/NERA,2006, 2006, 34-34 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
In my dissertation
which is in progress, I study the Korean exchange student in
Swedish higher education. The main objects of the study are their
movement in time and space and the construction of the meaning of
This presentation is based on the results of the last interviews
with the students which took place in Korea sixth month after their
return. They appreciate highly their experience of studying in
Sweden, meeting the students from various countries and being far
away from their own university.
When they talk about the disadvantage of being an exchange student,
they say that they have wasted their time. Even though they use the
same expression, -a waste of time-, what they mean is
slightly different. Drawing upon Actor network theory, I argue that
we need to examine the ways in which the students- time is
organized by their university and the ways in which the different
universities create different subjectivities, to understand what
they mean with -a waste of time-.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 34-34 p.
exchange student, representation of time
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