ERIC Number: ED145736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Study Abroad. New Dimensions in Higher Education. Number 6.
Abrams, Irwin; Hatch, W. R.
Study abroad is becoming a legitimate and valuable aspect of higher education. This report deals with the general status of programs of group study abroad as of the academic year 1959-60 and discusses objectives and problems of accreditation and evaluation of such programs. Individual study abroad is not included. Four program patterns of group study abroad are identified: the organized year abroad; the academic term abroad; the summer session abroad; and the study tour. The effectiveness of study abroad is dependent upon precisely defined objectives and creative integration of the foreign experience within the student's educational framework on the home campus. A careful evaluation of outcomes should also be made as a basis for continuous program improvement. Institutional cooperation and coordination of efforts are needed to broaden objectives and opportunities and to maintain standards. The problems of finance are not so much one of financing the program as one of financing the student. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Students, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Financial Needs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, International Studies, Learning, Program Evaluation, Student Costs, Student Exchange Programs, Student Needs, Study Abroad, Tourism, Travel
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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