Large-Scale Assessment of Student Attitudes after a Short-Term Study Abroad Program
The team’s primary interest in conceiving this research project was to determine whether students taking courses abroad, regardless of the nature of their particular program, acquire “global awareness” to a greater extent than those who enroll in similar courses on campus and whether, at the end of the session, there was a statistically significant difference between the two groups. The project was also influenced by previous work done by the University of Georgia’s Office of International Education on study abroad outcomes assessment. (See www.usg.edu/oie/initiatives/ for details.)
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