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ERIC Number: EJ1132316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Cross-Cultural and Global Interdependency Development in STEM Undergraduate Students: Results from Singapore Study Abroad Program
Alexis, Frank; Casco, M.; Martin, J.; Zhang, G.
Education, v137 n3 p249-256 Spr 2017
The goal of study abroad programs is to educate and train future global leaders. This article examines the effectiveness of Clemson University's Singapore Study Abroad program in meeting this goal by exposing students to global perspectives of science technology, engineering and math (STEM) research and learning through an international summer research experience at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The authors employed qualitative research techniques to assess the influence of the program on participants' cross-cultural and global interdependency development. Results showed that all of the participants in the Singapore Study Abroad program made significant progress in understanding the aspects of globalization and the importance of cross-cultural development in relation to globalization. The students who participated in this program showed an increased understanding, confidence and awareness in these areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore; South Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: NSFIRES1460110