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ERIC Number: EJ857373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
International Studies Become Pilgrimages: Geography in a Multidiscipline Overseas Program
Moline, Norm
Journal of Geography, v108 n3 p94-104 2009
One of the goals of international education is to help students learn about different regions of the world. Such education is inherently multidisciplinary, including geographical and historical perspectives to put the places and regions in spatial, ecological, and temporal context. A wide variety of systematic disciplines also can be involved in such study. Recognizing this reality, Augustana College initiated in 1974 an overseas fall term program in East Asia and has continued the program on a triennial rotation with similar programs in Europe and Latin America. Teaching courses that normally would be offered on campus, the faculty adapt the classes to the countries and particular places being visited through use of guest lecturers, field experiences, special events, and the neighborhoods in which the accommodations are located. When each program is completed, students have a good multidisciplinary understanding of the region and of the importance of a geographic perspective for such understanding in any part of the world. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Illinois