Integrating Study Abroad into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Transforming On-Campus Teaching and Learning

Hosted by Beloit College and Kalamazoo College on the Beloit College campus, this conference grew out of a curriculum-development collaboration between the institutions on the conference theme. In addition to support from the ACM/FaCE Project, the collaboration was supported by a small grant from the American Council on Education's Internationalization Collaborative.

In panel presentations, plenary sessions, and roundtable discussions, participants addressed such topics as setting the stage for students' learning abroad, maximizing learning on short-term study abroad programs, incorporating science study into study abroad, the relationship of language learning to study abroad, using program design to encourage engagement with host sites, and the relationship between the home campus curriculum and study abroad, and promoting intercultural learning. A poster session offered examples of different campus approaches to study abroad integration.

Available Materials

  • Workshop Program: The program from the 2009 workshop contains links to many of the presentations given by participants from various ACM schools covering many aspects of study abroad programs.
  • Posters and Handouts: Workshop participants also participated in a poster session and have made their posters and handouts available for download.
  • Study Abroad and Curricular Transformation with Resource Limitations: This page captures notes from a discussion regarding how to continue to offer outstanding off-campus opportunities in times of reduced funding.
  • Issues in Study Abroad: Workshop participants discussed various issues facing study abroad programs and had some ideas for solutions.

Related Materials

Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum: Theory and Practice Across the Disciplines (2010). Edited by Elizabeth Brewer and Kiran Cunningham. Stirling, VA.: Stylus Publishing. 280 p.


Elizabeth Brewer, Beloit College
Kiran Cunningham, Kalamazoo College

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