Intercultural Wonderment and Study Abroad


  • Mark Engberg
  • T.J. Jourian



Intercultural, Study abroad, Education Abroad, Global perspective, Intercultural wonderment


This study seeks to identify elements of a study abroad experience that foster participants’ intercultural wonderment as well as how intercultural wonderment influences students’ development of a global perspective. The results demonstrate that intercultural wonderment is an important determinant of change in students’ global perspectives and influenced by curricular, co-curricular, and community-based experiences.


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Author Biographies

Mark Engberg

Mark Engberg is Associate Professor and Program Chair, Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago. His research agenda focuses on how individual- and institutional-level factors influence students’ pathways to postsecondary education, with a particular focus on racial/ethnic minorities and low-income students, and on understanding the educational benefits of diversity and how different curricular and co-curricular interventions influence a range of skills and dispositions necessary in today’s increasingly diverse and global society.

T.J. Jourian

T.J. Jourianis a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education at Loyola University of Chicago. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Adriana L. Medina is an Associate Professor of Reading at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include adolescents who struggle with literacy, teacher education, and educational program evaluation.


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How to Cite

Engberg, M., & Jourian, T. (2015). Intercultural Wonderment and Study Abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 25(1), 1–19.



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