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ERIC Number: EJ1011407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6605
The Effect of Study Abroad on Intercultural Competence among Undergraduate College Students
Salisbury, Mark H.; An, Brian P.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v50 n1 p1-20 Feb 2013
International educators have long asserted that study abroad improves students' intercultural competence. However, the evidence is less clear than the rhetoric suggests. Examining longitudinal data from a national study of college students, this study explores the impact of study abroad on intercultural competence while accounting for a host of precollege characteristics, institutional differences, college experiences, and study abroad intent. Results challenge prior assertions and complicate our understanding of the educational impact of study abroad. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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