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ERIC Number: EJ814564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-26
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Changing the Face of Study Abroad
Norton, Ingrid
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n5 pB12 Sep 2008
Poor youths from tradition-minded Hispanic families like Jaime Alvarez never thought study abroad was for them. Such perceptions can be difficult to change. The perception of study abroad as reserved for rich white students is difficult to challenge. In this article, the author describes how study abroad has become a possibility for minority students from poor families as colleges reach out to them. As these colleges work to expand study abroad in general, they are seeking new ways to include underrepresented students, by providing scholarships, meeting with campus minority groups, and developing information materials that deal with the tricky issue of race in study abroad.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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