Unpacking the Study Abroad Experience

An Intercultural Process

Authored by: Kacy M. Peckenpaugh

The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138192393
eBook ISBN: 9781315639970
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Merely being abroad is not enough to ensure language or culture learning (Kinginger, 2009). While a number of researchers have examined what can be done to prepare students for studying abroad and to support them during their stay abroad (Dupuy, 2006; Jackson, 2006; Vande Berg, 2009), there are surprisingly few research studies examining the process of developing intercultural competence once students have returned.

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