Studying abroad is a unique opportunity that broadens students' horizons, offers opportunities for personal development and a different worldview. That is why it is surprising that participation in the study exchange is not higher at the Faculty of Administration.
So far, no research has been done on why students of the Faculty of Administration, do not choose it despite the good promotion of study exchanges, the diverse selection and support of the faculty. For this reason, the diploma thesis analyzed the factors that most motivated the students of the Faculty of Administration to attend the study exchange. We also examined what were the main barriers for students to attend or what were the reasons for not participating in the study exchange. In the diploma thesis, we collected and examined the literature on motivation, study mobility and linked motivational theories to study exchange.
Based on previous researches on the motivations and barriers to going to study abroad, we made a questionnaire. In addition to demographic data, we asked for the greatest support in attending the study exchange, what was the main reason for attending it and for evaluating all the motivational reasons offered. We then asked both groups of respondents the main barrier to participation, or the main reason for not participating and an assessment of all barriers/reasons offered. 57 students from the Faculty of Administration participated in the research. Statistical analysis revealed that the main reason for participating in the study exchange is the desire for life experience. The participants were most motivated by the desire for new experiences, the opportunity for personal development as well as learning about new cultures. The main obstacle for the participants was the low scholarship they receive by going to the exchange. The main reason for not participating in the study exchange is family and personal relationships.