Going global at home or abroad

Elizabeth Niehaus, Educational Administration
Elizabeth Niehaus, Educational Administration

Going global at home or abroad

13 Aug 2015    

Educational Administration Assistant Professor Beth Niehaus was quoted in a “Chronicle of Higher Education” article this week about getting a global education experience without traveling abroad.

Niehaus’ research in domestic and international service-learning suggests “there is something different about international experience, and that experience is better,” she is quoted in the article. It also notes Niehaus’ research found that students who went abroad were more likely to report that they interacted with and learned from the local community, engaged in reflection and had greater personal change.

“Domestic study away and international study abroad experiences are both valuable in their own ways, and each have their own pros and cons,” added Niehaus. “However, it is important to remember that the places in which students learn can be just as important as the things that happen in those places.”

The College of Education and Human Sciences encourages students to pack their bags and enhance their college learning with study abroad but also supports opportunities for domestic study away programs. For more information visit the CEHS Global eXperience webpage.


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