Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Milton J. Bennett
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (146 p.)
Host families of foreign students -- United States, Student exchange programs
This thesis presents the findings of a descriptive study of goals of international exchange and how they are perceived in terms of relevance by host family participants in homestay exchange programs.
The literature of international exchange was examined to identify goals as established and defined by researchers in the field. Experienced exchange coordinators, host families and others were interviewed for their suggestions of additional goals not discussed in the literature. A survey questionnaire was developed and administered to 69 host family members from Tillamook County, Oregon. They were asked to evaluate the importance and achievement of 14 literature-based and 22 non-literature-based goals represented by 43 two-part questions.
Fisher-Moore, Deborah Lee, "Goals of international exchange : an exploratory study of why American host families participate in international exchange programs" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3569.