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ERIC Number: EJ1204039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Study Abroad: Striving for Transformative Impact
Bain, Steve F.; Yaklin, Lauren E.
Research in Higher Education Journal, v36 Jan 2019
Students who participate in a study abroad experience report it as a life-changing event or an experience that will have long-term effects on both students and faculty. But what exactly does that mean? Is this simply a natural result of such a trip or is it more involved? By looking at the research and informal evaluations of the participants, it would seem a successful and transformative study abroad experience is more by design than default. This article will review the key components which are apparent for a successful and transformative experience. Additionally, it will also provide faculty who are contemplating such a venture some valuable guidelines and perhaps help those faculty who have led previous study abroad groups to improve and enhance their next venture abroad.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A