ERIC Number: EJ902793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Study Abroad Programming: A 21st Century Retention Strategy?
Metzger, Christy A.
College Student Affairs Journal, v25 n2 p164-175 Spr 2006
Preparing the workforce for an increasingly global economy is among the leading concerns in higher education, and retention of students is vital to successfully managing this economic shift. Study abroad programming consistently yields positive outcomes that span these three levels and may very well be a retention strategy that has been previously been overlooked. This article examines and compares retention and study abroad literature to highlight strong similarities in the factors that affect retention compared to the variables that are positively influenced by international study. The subsequent analysis explores how institutions can thoughtfully integrate study abroad programming as an effective retention strategy.
Descriptors: Global Approach, School Holding Power, Study Abroad, Academic Persistence, Enrollment Management, Minority Groups, Change Strategies, Literature Reviews, Education Work Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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