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Living and Studying Abroad Research and Practice Edited by: Michael Byram, Anwei Feng

Paperback - 296 pages
18 Aug 2006
Multilingual Matters
210 x 148 (A5)

Key features

- Timely publication due to the convergence of several historic initiatives in transnational educational mobility - Innovative structure in that all contributors start with a summary of the findings then analyze the methodology used, giving an immediate overview of the issues


Studies of students who travel to other countries for study. It includes students travelling within Europe, from Europe and America to East Asia and China and vice versa. The articles report the results of research and also give detailed accounts of the research methods used, and this will be particularly useful to other researchers.


This volume offers a refreshing read not only to research regarding studying and living abroad but also to research in general. This volume serves as an invaluable tool for developing a strong research design in studying cultural interaction and its implication for study abroad.
Christine Isabelli-Garcia, Illinois Wesleyan University, in the Modern Language Journal 92:3

Living and Studying Abroad bears valuable testimony to a field in transition. It will give new researchers a strong sense of what is possible and underlines the limitations inherent in certain types of approach. It is a book to be enjoyed and used as a methodological reference by anyone interested in cultural impacts of study and work abroad.
Dr Robert Crawshaw - Senior Lecturer in French Studies - University of Lancaster.

Author Biography:

Michael Byram is Professor of Education at Durham University where he has taught trainee teachers, and researched language teaching and the experience of living abroad on language students in Higher Education. He is also Adviser to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division.; Anwei Feng lectures and supervises education doctoral students at Durham University. His research interests include intercultural studies, language education and the experience of students from Asia in the UK.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional

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