Deepening Convictions: Religious Identity and Off-Campus Study

  • Kyle David Anderson Clemson University
  • Benjamin Knoll Centre College
  • Ellen Tyra University of Edinburgh
Keywords: Religion, Global education, Study abroad, Education abroad

Abstract

Religion is a central element in global education, fundamentally affecting how students interact with diverse peoples and cultures and what they learn and experience in foreign environments. Nevertheless, the topic has received little attention for quite some time. This study investigates how students’ religious backgrounds, identities, and beliefs influence and are influenced by off-campus programs. Data collected from a number of X College students attending four short-term courses in January 2019 reveal the variety and depth of change in religious identities, demonstrating the need for greater awareness of this facet of student diversity and development.

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Published
2020-01-15
How to Cite
Anderson, K. D., Knoll, B., & Tyra, E. (2020). Deepening Convictions: Religious Identity and Off-Campus Study. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(1), 119-147. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v32i1.437