Designing Assessment into a Study Abroad Course

  • Cathy Santanello
  • Laura Wolff
Keywords: Study abroad, assessment, education abroad, student learning, assessment design

Abstract

This article presents a study focused on how to assess whether students are learning as a result of a study abroad course and not just experiencing a trip to a foreign country. Appropriate assessments that are embedded into the study abroad course will complement the learning goals of the program and provide course assessment data.

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Author Biographies

Cathy Santanello

Cathy Santanello, is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Director of Instructional Strategies, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy in 2005, she served as the Program Director of the Excellence in Learning and Teaching Initiative in the Office of the Provost and an Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences there. She has maintained her interest in wildlife preservation by leading study abroad trips to Costa Rica Her research interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning include case method teaching and learning, assessing student learning outcomes, and active learning in large classes.

Laura Wolff

Laura Wolff has been an instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 16 years, where she has led study abroad courses in Mexico, Costa Rica, and China. Her passion is grassroots economic development, partnering students and other volunteers with civil society and governmental organizations which has led her to develop service projects in multiple international settings. She has degrees in economics and journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Published
2007-12-19
How to Cite
Santanello , C., & Wolff, L. (2007). Designing Assessment into a Study Abroad Course. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 15(1), 189-196. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v15i1.226