Managing Time and Making Space: Canadian Students' Motivations for Study in Australia

Heather Barnick
2010 Anthropology in Action  
This article examines the ways in which Canadian students on an exchange or study abroad programme in Australia articulated the value of their experience in connection with time and, more particularly, time constraints. Where Canadian universities o en promote study abroad programmes in connection with the global knowledge-based economy, students' desires to travel abroad were more o en rooted in a desire to take 'time out' while remaining productive towards the completion of future goals.
more » ... future goals. Students' narratives reveal a connection between time management, travel, and the formations of a class identity. Rather than analysing time strictly as a form of capital, however, insights are generated around time as practice, that is, how time becomes an important factor in students' continual negotiations of space, social relationships, and what could be called a 'lifetime itinerary'.
doi:10.3167/aia.2010.170103 fatcat:nzznwllgqndn7j6wg5y7pcuqsa