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Internationalism, National Identities, and Study AbroadFrance and the United States, 1890-1970$
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Whitney Walton

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762533

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762533.001.0001

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Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad
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The beginning of the twenty-first century saw an explosion in the number of American college students going abroad to pursue their education, as well as the number of foreign students arriving in the United States. In the academic year 2006–2007, an unprecedented 241,791 Americans earned college credit from other countries. Meanwhile, in 2007–2008, a total of 623,805 international students were enrolled in American colleges and universities, beating the previous record of 586,323 set in 2002–2003. This book traces the history of study abroad between France and the United States chronologically and thematically. Drawing on letters, reports, interviews, personal narratives, and other accounts by students, it analyzes cultural relations between the two countries, and links social and cultural developments with national politics and international relations. The book offers an approach to cultural internationalism that stresses the important role played by ordinary individuals in a form of international relations which paralleled state diplomacy but was evidently different. Moreover, it addresses the central place occupied by gender in the history of study abroad and in international relations.

Keywords:   France, United States, international relations, cultural internationalism, study abroad, international students, college students, gender, cultural relations, national politics

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