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ERIC Number: EJ1149919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8669
Study Abroad and Intercultural Coursework: Their Effects on Change in Intercultural Competence
Rust, Kathleen G.; Forster, Brenda; Niziolek, Alice; Morris, Christine M.
International Research and Review, v3 n1 p3-13 Fall 2013
The purpose of this research is to present a model for evaluating whether a study abroad experience increases intercultural competence as well as to examine whether undergraduate students who participated in a study abroad experience and intercultural competence building coursework demonstrate a significant increase in intercultural competence over those who only enroll in a study abroad experience. Sixty students' pre and post scores on the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) were compared. Results show a statistically significant increase in IDI scores after study abroad. They also show that intercultural coursework in conjunction with a study abroad experience can have an impact on individual intercultural development but there was no statistically significant difference in mean change scores between the two student groups.
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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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