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dc.contributor.authorDi Michele, Laura
dc.contributor.authorTørris, Christine
dc.contributor.authorGunn, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorJohansen, Safora
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: International student mobility (ISM) is increasingly utilised in higher education to allow students the opportunity to engage authentically with cultures outside their own, providing an oppor- tunity for self-growth. These growth opportunities often extend skills such as cultural competency, ac- ademic learning and self-efficacy, all of which are important skills for diagnostic radiography graduates. This study explores the motivations, benefits and pitfalls of an ISM program and highlights key con- siderations for academics considering organising a program within their own university. Methods: This study utilised a combination of individual and small group interviews to collect data about diagnostic radiography students’ motivations, perceived benefits and pitfalls of undertaking ISM. Data were analysed using reflexive thematic analysis and overarching themes were developed. Results and discussion: Three themes were developed from the data, challenges and uncertainty, personal growth, and support. Participants undertaking ISM faced challenges such as cultural differences, as well as feelings of uncertainty. Additionally, they highlighted the importance of organisation in mitigating these challenges. Despite the challenges faced, participants reported significant personal growth and success as a result of the program, integral to this success was the support of their peers and academic advisors. Conclusion: ISM programs may lead to enhanced employability of diagnostic radiography graduates, with integral skills such as teamwork, communication cultural competence being enhanced in participants. The role of support during ISM is integral to the success of the program. It is imperative for academics organising ISM programs at their institutions to deliberately consider the way in which radiography students are supported both before and during the program to enhance the experience and ensure outcomes are maximised.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleInternational student mobility in diagnostic radiography: Benefits and pitfallsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US

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