Publication Date

Winter 2-19-2014

Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Bill Hoffa

Abstract

As the term global citizen becomes ubiquitous in our world, it is imperative that faculty-led programs abroad challenge students’ understanding, as such. Therefore, by accompanying students abroad, educators must adopt methods that guide and challenge students to have a command of the impact of the experience. This paper will present the rationale for maximizing the impact abroad for faculty-led programs and ways students can gain an informed global perspective in their respective fields. Participant partners were University of Missouri and The School for International Training in creating an Internet –based resource manual, An Expanded Field Guide on Cross-Cultural Learning for Faculty Leaders of University of Missouri Study Abroad Programs that provides tools for faculty-led study abroad programs designed to assist students in reaching cultural competency through self-reflection, discussion and journaling.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | International and Comparative Education