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Walonen, Michael K. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Recent studies have shown that employers are coming to increasingly value study abroad experience among prospective employees, and that study abroad may foster broad cognitive gains among its participants. In their survey of employer attitudes regarding international study, Stevan Trooboff et al. find that senior management and human resources…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement, Maturity (Individuals)
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Long, Theodore E. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Study abroad has become a substantial enterprise as educators embraced the idea that learning about other cultures is a critical component of becoming an educated person, succeeding at work, and serving as an effective citizen (Bok, 2006). Studies now show that study abroad is positively related to student persistence and success, and liberal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Education, Global Approach, Academic Persistence
Dwyer, Mary M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
Conventional wisdom in the study abroad field has held that more is better; that is, the longer students study abroad the more significant the academic, cultural development and personal growth benefits that accrue. The standard assumption is that meaningful advancement in language learning and other academic disciplines using a culture-specific…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Social Development
Ingraham, Edward C.; Peterson, Debra L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
Michigan State University (MSU) is strongly committed to the idea that study abroad is deeply beneficial and important for undergraduate students. However there is a relative scarcity of systematically gathered qualitative and quantitative information that assesses the impact of study abroad. In the summer of 2000, MSU implemented a broad plan to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Evaluation, Student Surveys, Program Effectiveness