This study focuses on the development of the millennial generation within the liberal arts education setting. It has been demonstrated that the values of different generations periodically change. It is the university's duty to articulate the distinctive sociological, ideological, and psychological variations of each generation in order to provide the most viable educational system. Follow-up researches in different educational systems should be conducted regularly in order to incorporate new data from the rapidly changing millennial generation. This particular research focuses on understanding student development models that adequately demonstrate the effectiveness of a liberal arts education within the MENA region. The emphasis of this paper is on Arab students within transnational settings, focusing on the American University in Cairo and the American University of Kuwait.


International & Comparative Education Department

Degree Name

MA in Educational Leadership

Graduation Date


Submission Date

May 2018

First Advisor

Skaggs, Jennifer

Committee Member 1

El-Deghaidy, Heba

Committee Member 2

Hozayin, Russanne


79 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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