How do we know if it's working? Assessing study abroad integration

Is assessment of study abroad curriculum integration important? If yes, why?

  • Different models of curricular integration work for different schools and programs. The needs and aims of larger universities from those at smaller institutions and liberal arts colleges.

Who are the potential beneficiaries of study abroad integration?

  • Study-abroad offices facilitate the integration of study-abroad work into curricula, but ultimately this is negotiated by the faculty in departments.

What are the potential outcomes of integrating study abroad into the curriculum? How might we measure the outcomes of study abroad integration quantitatively and qualitatively?

  • Instruments for assessing student progress abroad in terms of cross-cultural understanding are a) expensive and b) potentially offensive to some students.

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