Study abroad : assessing the impact on study abroad participants at Ball State University

dc.contributor.advisorHyman, Randy E., 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHartig, Lauren J.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-inen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T19:39:44Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T19:39:44Z
dc.date.created2002en_US
dc.date.issued2002
dc.description.abstractThere is a need in the field of international education to form sound assessment practices to provide support for the study abroad experience. This study conducted assessment research using the CrossCultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) as a pre and post-test as well as structured interviews to assess the impact and determine the cultural learning outcomes of the two main types of study abroad programs at Ball State University.According to the CCAI, there was meaningful cultural learning that occurred for the students who participated in study abroad programs for the Fall 2001 semester. The interviews revealed that the student participants experienced gains in self-perception, communication skills, and worldview concepts. Further implications include the continuation of assessment in the international education field and the move towards learning based study abroad models.
dc.description.degreeThesis (M.A.)
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Educational Studies
dc.format.extentv, 69 leaves ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z72 2002 .H37en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1230610en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/187374
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshForeign study -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican students -- Foreign countries -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.otherBall State University -- Students -- Attitudes.en_US
dc.titleStudy abroad : assessing the impact on study abroad participants at Ball State Universityen_US
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