The Experiential Course: An Alternative to Study Abroad for Nontraditional Students




Many students today do not fit the traditional mold of those who enter college directly from high school and complete their baccalaureate degrees in four years. While foreign language educators agree that participation in a study-abroad program can result in linguistic and cultural benefits to students, some students are unable to take advantage of such programs for personal and financial reasons. An intensive experiential course based on university and community resources can offer such students a rich alternative linguistic/cultural experience.