Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad professionals, but anyone who wants help in preparing for informed and culturally sensitive travel will benefit from its extensive resources. Both a primer for a holistic experience abroad and a practical guide to issues that arise in any travel setting, The Global Classroom is an essential travel companion. It explores the philosophy behind overseas travel, the potential value of the experience, practical preparation for study abroad, selecting the right program, actively engaging in foreign educational settings, reorientation challenges, and exploring pathways for integrating the experience into careers as engaged global citizens. The guide concludes with an appendix containing valuable resources for easy use by all.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Getting Started: Why Study Abroad? Chapter 2 The First Steps: How to Choose the Right Program for You Chapter 3 Almost There: Preparing to Study Abroad Chapter 4 Getting the Most Out of Your Experience Chapter 5 Re-orientation Chapter 6 Continuing the Educational Journey Worksheets Resources Bibliography
Check out the latest review of The Global Classroom by Professor Virginia Wickline of NAFSA.
“Students will both learn much from and enjoy this well-written text, as will the study abroad professionals who design programs and advise students. This book is a wonderful addition to the field of education abroad.”
—Brian Whalen, President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad, and Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Global Education at Dickinson College
“The authors tell the story of why and how students can optimally benefit and grow from their experiences before, during, and after study abroad. The book is filled with examples, suggestions, websites, and contacts that anyone can profitably use. In sum, the book provides a practical and useful map for anyone associated with study abroad.”
—Larry Braskamp, Professor Emeritus at Loyola University—Chicago, Senior Fellow at the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Senior Scientist at The Gallup Organization
“This is a very well-written and comprehensive guide to study abroad. It touches on all the bases that study abroad advisers want their students to understand. It’s accessible to the student and useful for the instructor.”
—Jeanne Hey, Director, International Studies Program and Professor of Political Science, Miami University