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ERIC Number: EJ870912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: The Long-Term Impact of Mobility Experiences
Paige, R. Michael; Fry, Gerald W.; Stallman, Elizabeth M.; Josic, Jasmina; Jon, Jae-Eun
Intercultural Education, v20 suppl S1-2 pS29-S44 2009
This paper reports on the preliminary results of a research project "'Beyond immediate impact: Study abroad for global engagement' (SAGE)" which examines the long-term impact of study abroad on various forms of global engagement. The study employs a retrospective tracer study and mixed methods research design. Survey results from 6391 study-abroad participants reveal that study abroad has had an impact on five dimensions of global engagement (civic engagement, knowledge production, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and voluntary simplicity) as well as on subsequent educational and career choices. Sixty-three interviews were also conducted to provide more detailed life stories about the role of study abroad on global engagement, education and career paths. Three of these case studies are presented. Data were also gathered concerning study-abroad program characteristics and participant characteristics. In future analyses, the relationships among these variables will be examined. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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