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The Experiential Course: An Alternative to Study Abroad for Nontraditional Students
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1997 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 30, Issue 3, pages 301–310, October 1997
How to Cite
Long, D. R. (1997), The Experiential Course: An Alternative to Study Abroad for Nontraditional Students. Foreign Language Annals, 30: 301–310. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1997.tb02353.x
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- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
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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.