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ERIC Number: EJ805213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Defining the Peer Advisor in the U.S. Study Abroad Context
Lo, Stephanie
Journal of Studies in International Education, v10 n2 p173-184 2006
Peer advisor (PA) programs in study abroad offices have greatly increased in the past few years. Nevertheless, although many agree that PAs have many useful advantages, a clear definition of the PA within the study abroad context remains unavailable. Hence, the purpose of this pilot study is to find out how the PA is perceived by study abroad offices across the United States and what implications those perceptions hold. To address these two questions, this article specifically sought to find out PAs' roles and responsibilities, what qualifications are required, and what type of training the PAs need to undergo as perceived and determined by study abroad office advisors. The article concludes with a preliminary definition of the study abroad PA and its implications. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A