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ERIC Number: EJ1080828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 22
Using Post-Study-Abroad Experiences to Enhance International Study
Dean, Kevin W.; Jendzurski, Michael B.
Honors in Practice, v9 p99-111 2013
Many study abroad experiences offer opportunities for a broadened global perspective gleaned from interpersonal engagement with cultural others in an international setting. Unfortunately, and far too often, the campus majority who do not have this firsthand travel experience remain disengaged and might feel excluded. This article contends that participants are not the only people to benefit from international study; veterans of study abroad, as they share their experiences through multiple channels with others, enhance the campus and community in new and transformative ways. Many proponents of global education fall short in capitalizing on the opportunity to maximize post-travel programs. A lack of innovative and sustainable mechanisms for disseminating knowledge and skills gained from international study remains an unmet challenge. This article describes the partnership of research-based service learning between West Chester University of Pennsylvania and South Africa, and how the partnership has influenced the curricular and co-curricular offerings of post-international study campus-wide.
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Educational Change, Curriculum, Universities, Program Descriptions, Educational Attitudes, Learning Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; South Africa