Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2013

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In

International Studies

First Advisor

Michael Chibnik

Abstract

This thesis explains the emergence of volunteer tourism. By utilizing both a personal experience of volunteer tourism and comparing it to similar experiences described in online Blogs, several preliminary conclusions were made. For comparisons, the motivations, living conditions, and relationships formed for all volunteer tourists were similar. The major findings indicate that further research on the written blogs of volunteer tourists will enable research to understand the lasting impacts of volunteer tourism on both the host and the volunteers.

Pages

ii, 55 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-55).

Copyright

Copyright 2013 Kimberly Ann Tranel

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