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ERIC Number: ED537435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Education Abroad Glossary
Forum on Education Abroad
The field of education abroad has been expanding for years. The numbers of participating students and sponsoring institutions, the variety of destinations and program offerings, and the complexity of the field itself have all increased rapidly. The terminology of the field of education abroad is as diverse as its practices, resulting in a degree of semantic ambiguity that at times borders on anarchy. Several terms may be used for the same concept, or the same term may have several meanings. Education abroad professionals have had no agreed-upon set of definitions upon which to base their work. This glossary is a beginning attempt to fill this gap. This second edition represents a substantial revision. The number of entries has increased, including an entirely new section on geographical regions; there are new subsections on higher education organizations, and sustainability and social responsibility. Some entries have been reassigned to different locations, and the order of sections and subsections has been rearranged for more logical flow. Many individual entries have been heavily edited for length, clarity, and consistency of format.
Forum on Education Abroad. P.O. Box 1773, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013. Tel: 717-245-1031; Fax: 717-245-1677; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forum on Education Abroad