Overseeing Study Abroad Research: Challenges, Responsibilities and the Institutional Review Board

  • Bernhard Streitwieser
  • Neal Sobania
Keywords: Introduction


This introduction to the third special issue on undergraduate research raises the question of oversight of undergraduate research during study abroad, the responsibilities of sending and receiving institutions for training and preparing students, and what role campus or program Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) should play in that process.


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Author Biographies

Bernhard Streitwieser

Bernhard Streitwieser is the Associate Director of the Study Abroad Office at Northwestern University and lectures in the School of Education and Social Policy and the German Department.

Neal Sobania

Neal Sobania is the Executive Director of the Wang Center for International Programs at Pacific Lutheran University and Professor of History.


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How to Cite
Streitwieser, B., & Sobania, N. (2008). Overseeing Study Abroad Research: Challenges, Responsibilities and the Institutional Review Board
. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 16(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v16i1.233