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ERIC Number: EJ805483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Extending the Stay: Using Community-Based Research and Service Learning to Enhance Short-Term Study Abroad
Lewis, Tammy L.; Niesenbaum, Richard A.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v9 n3 p251-264 2005
Short-term study abroad (STSA) is an important alternative for students not likely to participate in semester-long or yearlong international study abroad programs. The authors present an assessment of their short-term study abroad program, Environmental and Cultural Conservation in Latin America. The authors show that STSA programs appeal to students not currently choosing to go abroad. The authors use four specific strategies to create outcomes that allow them to meet some of the goals of longer term study abroad. These strategies include (a) making links to campus coursework, (b) conducting community-based research, (c) participating in community service learning, and (d) emphasizing research skills and interdisciplinary connections. The assessment showed that STSA resulted in altered course of study, subsequent travel or study abroad, increased interest in interdisciplinary studies, and influenced perceptions regarding globalization. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica; United States