Component Parts: Student Perceptions of Studies Abroad
Businesses as well as accrediting bodies are calling for colleges and universities to produce graduates who are able to manage in a “diverse global context” (AACSB, 2017). Study abroad programs have been one means of accomplishing this goal, with short-term programs of one to three weeks prevalent at institutions where students may not be able to be away for traditional semester-long programs. This study examines the perceived benefits of the components of a short-term study abroad program by means of a survey to which 73% of one school’s Studies Abroad participants, from 2008 through 2017, responded.
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