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ERIC Number: EJ1060083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
To the End of the World and Back: A Primer for International Study Trips
Fox, Terry L.; King, James; Reina, Michelle
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v15 Oct 2014
Global engagement is a move by many colleges and universities to broaden the perspectives of their students. Often, this is manifest in the form of short or longer-term study abroad trips. There is considerable excitement associated with traveling abroad on the part of both the students and the faculty sponsors, but one thing that must be understood--it is no vacation. From a pedagogical perspective there are a plethora of advantages to encouraging global engagement, but from a practical perspective there are a number of pitfalls to (try to) avoid. There is an enormous amount of detailed planning that must precede a trip of this nature, often over a period of many months. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to faculty members planning a study abroad trip and offer several shared experiences from a number of these endeavors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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