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Undergraduate Global Education: Issues for Faculty, Staff, and Students: New Directions for Student Services, Number 146



Undergraduate Global Education: Issues for Faculty, Staff, and Students: New Directions for Student Services, Number 146

Ann Highum (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-91506-6 June 2014 Jossey-Bass 112 Pages


Find practical research, strategies, and advice in this issue on the power of global education for 21st-century college learners.This volume assists campus professionals and faculty members as they:

  • Design courses for study abroad
  • Implement programs of various lengths and types
  • Consider their own professional development
  • Evaluate global learning experiences.

It also discusses the legal and ethical aspects of providing educational opportunities all over the world, with advice on administrative structures, important principles of risk management, and predeparture orientation for students and program leaders. Covering the history of global learning programs, faculty development, experiential learning, culture shock upon returning home, and program assessment, this volume also includes a wealth of resource information, including websites, checklists, and other publications.

Ann Highum

1. Historical, Philosophical, and Practical Issues in Providing Global Learning Opportunities Through Study Abroad 5
Gary Rhodes, Lisa Loberg, Ann Hubbard

Researchers and practitioners in the field of study abroad introduce the background on the development of global education within U.S. colleges and universities, including best practices in global education and future directions for study.

2. Empowering Faculty to Develop and Share Global Knowledge 15
David Harrison

A faculty member dedicated to global education describes several creative programs developed at his college, in order to stimulate interest and knowledge for faculty development, and the accompanying development of unique global study programs for students.

3. International Experiences for Student Affairs Educators: There Is a World of Professional Development Opportunities Out There 23
John H. Schuh

The author reflects on the power of global learning after participating in several international travel and learning experiences. He also describes the unique learning outcomes and professional development resulting from these opportunities.

4. The Impact of International Internships and Short-Term Immersion Programs 33
Lisa Gates

This chapter provides insight into the impact of international internships and other immersion experiences as they positively affect student learning and student understanding of global issues.

5. Risk Management for Study Abroad Programs: Issues and Resources to Inform Program Development, Administration, and Training 41
Gary Rhodes

The author shares his considerable knowledge about the health, safety, and other risks that challenge providers of global programs, including guidelines and good practices for colleges and universities to prevent and manage these risks.

6. Predeparture Services for Students Studying Abroad 51
Ann Highum

There are a variety of orientation topics and methods used to better prepare students who plan to study abroad; this chapter includes a summary of potential topics and resources for global learning staff to utilize. The author also addresses the roles of faculty and staff leaders and students in their preparation for cultural immersion.

7. Reentry: Supporting Students in the Final Stage of Study Abroad 59
Gretchen E. Young

Student adjustment back to their home culture is an important aspect of their learning from the study abroad experience. The author challenges educational administrators and faculty members to effectively learn from “reverse culture shock.”

8. The Role of the Dean of Students in Study Abroad 69
Matthew S. Rader

The college with an active study abroad program benefits when the chief student affairs administrator has knowledge of these key concepts and is able to collaborate with other campus offices when issues arise while students are studying in other countries.

9. Outcomes of Global Education: External and Internal Change Associated With Study Abroad 77
Cindy Miller-Perrin, Don Thompson

The authors provide a thorough overview of the external and internal outcomes for participants in study abroad programs, including results gleaned from their own research. They also share recommendations for group leaders, faculty members, and administrators in enhancing these significant learning outcomes.

10. The Lament of the Study Abroad Director: Where Should We Start? 91
Ann Highum

This summary of the chapters focuses on how a director of an international program office might best use the volume, as well as highlighting chapter topics and resources.