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Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Karen Blanchard


The purpose of study abroad is to facilitate students’ journey to global citizenship and a large part in doing this is having effective returnee programming. This research focused on what type of program models best facilitate this goal and are of interest to students at Washington State University (WSU). To answer this question, 12 WSU peer advisors, 4 global learning advisors at WSU, and 5 global learning advisors at other institutions were all interviewed. Along with that, a survey was sent out to all WSU student who had studied abroad within the past year. The results demonstrated that when WSU students return from their experiences abroad they are more motivated to become global citizens. The types of returnee programming that have the most interest to WSU students are program models that incorporate both incentives to students, while at the same time providing community. This study demonstrates the need for investment in returnee programming at WSU and the program models that can most effectively benefit students’ path to global citizenship.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Leadership | Educational Methods | International and Comparative Education | Leadership Studies


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