ERIC Number: ED245635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The ITT International Fellowship Program: An Assessment after Ten Years. IIE Research Report Number Four.
Zikopoulos, Marianthi; Barber, Elinor
Findings of an assessment of the ITT International Fellowship Program (i.e., International Telephone and Telegraph) are presented. The study conducted during the program's tenth year was designed to determine the effect of the program on its participants and to gain insight into the impact of international education in general. Questionnaires were completed by 277 fellows representing 52 countries and the United States, detailing information on: the fellows' background; experience in the host county; level of international understanding, language skills, and knowledge of the host country before and after the fellowship; and career subsequent to holding the fellowship. Findings include the following: more than half of the ITT fellows believed the fellowship made it possible for them to obtain better occupational positions; foreign male alumni perceived an especially strong connection between the fellowship and their later career success; foreign female alumni perceived career advantages less strongly, either because of sex-related barriers or, in some cases, a less vocationally-oriented choice of field of study; and 40 percent of U.S. fellows and 63 percent of foreign fellows reported that they are frequently or constantly involved in international matters. The survey questionnaire and lists of participating countries and U.S colleges are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Fellowships, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Study Abroad
Communications Division, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: ITT International Fellowship Program