Differences in Global-Mindedness between Short-Term and Semester-Long Study Abroad Participants
This article presents a study to help bolster existing study abroad research by comparing the global-mindedness of student participants at three private universities’ study abroad programs. It seeks to examine the differences between students who have participated in a short-term program, consisting of eight weeks or less and students who have participated in a semester-long program in one particular study abroad model known as an “island program.” The study also establishes the baseline levels of global- mindedness of students who have applied and been accepted into a future study abroad program, but as yet have no study abroad experience.
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