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Introduction to the Study Away

Administered through the Department of Experiential Learning, support is provided to both students and faculty in the development and particiaption of short-term, credit-bearing and travel-based experiences. 

Study Away involves a credit-bearing course specifically designed around a travel experience which is faculty-led. Study Away experiences may be local, regional, national, or international.  These experiences are designed to prepare students of how to travel, acquire a functional knowledge of cultural practices and ability to draw connections from the travel experience to course concepts.

Examples include:

  • A 14-day experience traveling to an international or domestic location such as France, Morocco or Italy as part of HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel course. 
  • A 10-day experience in Costa Rica as part of Nursing AD 248/258 clinical courses.  Students implement effective community/transcultural nursing strategies to support health promotion and disease prevention using the nursing process, critical thinking and communication skills in a community setting.  


Current Articles and Research about Study Away

Study Abroad as a Community College Student  Devon Haynie (2014)

Internationalization and Employability: The role of Intercultural Experiences in the Development of Transferable Skills  Elspeth Jones (2013)

The Benefits of Study Abroad: New Study Confirms Significant Gains Mary M Dwyer, PhD and Courtney K. Peters (2012)

AFIS Student Guide to Study Abroad and Career Development Martin Tillman (2011)