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ERIC Number: EJ1062085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
The Impact of Study Abroad on the Global Engagement of University Graduates
Murphy, Dianna; Sahakyan, Narek; Yong-Yi, Doua; Magnan, Sally Sieloff
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v24 p1-24 Fall 2014
Study abroad is typically seen as a primary vehicle for building students' global competence. The belief is that study abroad will better prepare graduates to meet opportunities and challenges in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, that is, study abroad will produce global citizens. Given the low participation rate in study abroad, U.S. educators, as well as other stakeholders in the internationalization of postsecondary education, should consider the extent to which study abroad promotes the development of global competence for the broader society as well as for the individual. This study addresses the "Study Abroad for Global Engagement" (SAGE) by comparing the global engagement of alumni who did and did not study abroad. The study sought to answer the following research questions: Are alumni of study abroad programs more globally engaged than alumni who did not study abroad as undergraduates? Is there a difference in the different dimensions of global engagement of alumni who did and did not study abroad as undergraduates?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin