Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience: Higher-Impact Study Abroad and Off-Campus Domestic Study

Symposium Hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning

June 11-12, 2017, at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina

The Center for Engaged Learning invites proposals for conference papers, panel presentations, posters, or roundtables related to research on integrating off-campus study with students’ broader university experiences.

Hundreds of thousands of students study off-campus for academic credit each year, and many universities identify these experiences as high-impact practices that augment on-campus global learning. Global learning through study abroad and off-campus domestic study fits into a larger context of students’ educational experiences, but questions remain about how global experiences affect and are affected by the students and educators who participate and by the curricula and other institutional factors related to these experiences. By conceptualizing study abroad and off-campus domestic study as global learning practices that are integral components of university education, practitioners and scholars can create higher-impact off-campus study.

Recognizing that institutions diverge in their approaches to study abroad and off-campus domestic study, the Center for Engaged Learning 2015-2017 research seminar on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience: Higher-Impact Study Abroad and Off-Campus Domestic Study has fostered multi-institutional collaborations to facilitate research across institutions and approaches. Five multi-institutional teams representing 20 institutions have conducted research exploring key characteristics of high-quality global learning.  The Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience symposium (June 11-12, 2017) will feature research conducted through this multi-institutional seminar.

We invite other scholars to join our culminating conversation about these inquiry projects, to share their own research (including ongoing projects), or to facilitate conversation about the application of recent research. Read the Call for Proposals to learn more.