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ERIC Number: EJ857369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
First, Do No Harm: Ideas for Mitigating Negative Community Impacts of Short-Term Study Abroad
Schroeder, Kathleen; Wood, Cynthia; Galiardi, Shari; Koehn, Jenny
Journal of Geography, v108 n3 p141-147 2009
This article presents the results from a research project on the host community impact of college students participating in university-sponsored international experiences. It finds that little reliable data is available on the impact that our students have on host communities. The article concludes that nondamaging international experiences require a substantial amount of planning, experienced group facilitation, and solid debriefing of students and community members. We recommend that geographers with a critical perspective and extensive foreign expertise should help guide the development of these experiences and urge their universities to screen study abroad for unintended negative outcomes on local communities. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina