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Abstract

Introduction

Monograph Purpose

Conceptual Framework

Sources

Audience

Author Experiences with Study Abroad

Definitions: Study Abroad—What It Is and What It Is Not

Globalization, Internationalization, and Study Abroad

History and Purposes of Study Abroad

Beginnings

Post–World War II

Study Abroad Post-Vietnam

Organizational Advocacy for Study Abroad in a Post-9/11 World

Societal and Institutional Purposes of Study Abroad in the Twenty-First Century

Summary

Types of Programs and Providers

Descriptive, Single-Component Schemes

Multiple-Criterion Classification Schemes

Who Provides Study Abroad

Summary

Who Studies Abroad and Who Does Not

Who Studies Abroad

Factors Affecting Intent to Study Abroad and Participation Rates

Factors Affecting Men's and Women's Participation

Factors Affecting Study Abroad Participation for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Effects of Degree Aspirations and Field of Study on Study Abroad Participation

Community College Students

Summary

Study Abroad Outcomes

Intercultural Competence and Global Perspectives

Other Educational and Developmental Outcomes

General Academic Outcomes

Effects of Program Duration

Career and Other Long-Term Effects

Methodological Weaknesses of Study Abroad Outcomes Literature

Summary

Study Abroad: Critical Perspectives

Critiques of the Unstated Purposes of Study Abroad

Critical Studies of the Study Abroad Experience

Summary

Conclusions, Final Thoughts, and Recommendations

Who Participates, Who Does Not, Why, and What to Do About It?

Outcomes: The Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent

Meeting the Challenge

Final Thoughts

Notes

References

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Authors