The Institutional Determinants of Internationalization: The Cases of Study Abroad Participation and International Student Enrollment

  • Jonathan Marks Bellarmine University, United States
  • Charles Yeager, Jr. Suffolk County Community College, United States
  • Jay Gatrell Eastern Illinois University, United States
  • Jeremy Bennett Indiana State University and Evansville Day School, United States
Keywords: internationalization, international students, study abroad

Abstract

Globalization, global citizenship, and cross-cultural competence are central to the mission of post-secondary institutions. In this paper, we examined study abroad participation rates and international student enrollments to understand the determinants that drive critical components of campus internationalization. We identified possible explanatory variables for study abroad participation and international student enrollment, conducting regression analyses to assess the relationships between variables. We found that several explanatory variables were significantly related to study abroad participation and international student enrollment. Models showed differences in how variables could be used to predict study abroad participation and international enrollment at different kinds of schools.

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Author Biographies

Jonathan Marks, Bellarmine University, United States

JONATHAN MARKS is a graduate student at Bellarmine University. 

Charles Yeager, Jr., Suffolk County Community College, United States

CHARLES YEAGER, JR., PhD, is Assistant Professor of Geography, SUNY Suffolk. His major research interests lie in the area of the spatial aspects of Journal of International Students 1612 suburbanization, popular culture, and higher education. 

Jay Gatrell, Eastern Illinois University, United States

JAY D. GATRELL, Ph.D., is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Eastern Illinois University. Jay is also a professor of geography with diverse research interests across human geography.

Jeremy Bennett, Indiana State University and Evansville Day School, United States

JEREMY BENNETT, Ph.D., is Upper School Social Studies Teacher, Evansville Day School. Jeremy's academic interests range across human geography, specifically including economic geography, international issues, and China.

Published
2018-10-01
How to Cite
Marks, J., Yeager, Jr., C., Gatrell, J., & Bennett, J. (2018). The Institutional Determinants of Internationalization: The Cases of Study Abroad Participation and International Student Enrollment. Journal of International Students, 8(4), 1591–1612. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i4.220
Section
Research Articles