ERIC Number: ED067572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Some Non-Academic Aspects of International Education.
Madden, Martha A.; Powers, Glenn F.
While many authorities apparently agree that international education can make a significant contribution toward furthering world understanding, there also seems to be agreement that some negative aspects of such programs exist. The authors of this paper believe that the non-academic aspects of international education are quite frequently the factors that contribute most significantly to the success or failure of a venture from an academic standpoint. Consequently, it was felt that a report of the experiences of a developing university in exploring international education might be worthwhile. It is stated that non-academic counseling has proved to be essential if an institution is to achieve the desired goals from foreign programs. In addition, it is emphasized that the non-academic aspects of foreign travel loom so large that it might almost be stated that a program of international education is doomed to failure from the start if considerable emphasis is not placed upon the non-academic aspects of counseling. Three cases of actual experiences taken from a travel study program abroad by the senior author are presented. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Northeast Louisiana Univ., Monroe.