50 Years of Us Study Abroad Students: Japan as the Gateway to Asia and Beyond (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Educatio) (Hardcover)

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Since the 1960s, Japan has been a historical leading study abroad destination for US undergraduate students. This book explores the long-term impacts of study abroad through a lens of knowledge diplomacy and the cultivation of individuals with understanding of the host country and world through transformative international experiences. Based on extensive original survey data and interviews with alumni over nearly 50 years of the Japan Study Program, the book provides a historical perspective on the personal impacts of study abroad on academic, professional, and personal development. The author further explores knowledge diplomacy seen as the creation of an in-depth understanding of the host country, familiarity of the host region, and awakened consciousness of the world through subsequent life experiences.

Recipient of the 2020 Best Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Study Abroad and International Students Special Interest Group.

About the Author


Sarah R. Asada is an assistant professor of Comparative and International Education in the Faculty of International Studies at Kyoritsu Women's University (Tokyo, Japan). She received her Ph.D. in International Studies and M.A. in International Relations from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) and a B.A. in Language, Literature, and Culture with a focus on Japan from Antioch College (Ohio, USA). Her research interest encompasses comparative international higher education, the sociocultural context of education, international relations, and transnational mobility of students and scholars. She has conducted research in Japan, the United States, and Southeast Asia. In addition, she has over a decade of professional experience in study abroad program administration and management.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138609914
ISBN-10: 1138609919
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 15th, 2019
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in International and Comparative Educatio