Can we learn from the experience of living abroad? Transformative learning in international students
What is it about?
This paper looks at the effects that living and studying abroad can have in our lives, especially in terms of learning. To what extent experiencing cultural diversity and the challenges of living in a foreign country can transform us? The results indicate that living abroad can provide significant opportunities to learn and to effect transformations in our own selves
Why is it important?
This paper is relevant because it applies the theory of transformative learning, developed in the field of adult education, to the experience of international students. This theory provides a suitable analytical lens for understanding the positive effects that living abroad can have in the lives of individuals.
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