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ERIC Number: ED063882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 27
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Impact of Study Abroad on the American College Undergraduate.
Pfnister, Allan O.
The literature about the impact of study abroad on the American college undergraduate is reviewed and an experimental program instituted at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana called the Study Service Term (SST) is discussed. The objectives of SST are to give students an immersion in a foreign culture so that they may: (1) examine and experience another culture to understand and respect it; (2) live under a different government to sense different meanings of nationhood; (3) experience being in the minority; (4) develop a viewpoint necessary to live and work effectively in today's world; (5) understand through exposure to its causes the process of revolutions of our time; (6) confront desperate physical and spiritual need in a context where the possibilities of using his culture for service are apparent; (7) meet specific physical, intellectual, spiritual or other needs in another culture; (8) experience an intensive relationship as a part of a small group with 1 or 2 faculty members before deciding on his collegiate and vocational goals; and (9) contribute to a climate of international understanding and interest on the Goshen campus. The program has been evaluated as being a great success. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO.