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ERIC Number: EJ1247588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
The Art of Studying Abroad: Leveraging an International Experience Requirement to Enhance Student Learning and Equity
Wright, Mary C.; Wiley, Sandra; Van Gent, Elona; Huerta, Monica
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v30 n4 p95-120 2019
Although the number of international experience requirements (IER) for college students is growing, there is limited research on their impact. The authors present a four-year study of the impact on an IER at the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, comparing outcomes for required and non-required cohorts. Evaluation of this program entailed mixed methodology, including surveys, focus groups, and analysis of student reflections. Results suggest that the IER allowed the School to develop an infrastructure that prompted a greater diversity of students to study abroad, encouraged students to choose more culturally dissimilar destinations, and produced a measurable impact on students'reflection and global perspective taking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); ACT Assessment