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Education Abroad Evaluation--2011 Summer Programs

Project_ID: 
11.08
Sponsor: 
UVA ISO
PI1: 
Thomas Guterbock
PI2: 
Robin Bebel
Type: 
Educational Research
Research on UVA
Sample: 
Students who traveled abroad in Summer 2011 with programs sponsored by UVA Internation Studies Office
Project Type: 
Surveys and data collection
Year: 
2011
Following the recommendation of the UVa Education Abroad Outcomes Task Force, the International Studies Office asked CSR to assist with an evaluation of the impact of its programs on students’ cultural awareness. The survey items were based on a conceptual framework developed by the task force. A web-based instrument, tested during J-Term 2011, was used pre- and post-program, and items were added in Summer 2011 to measure program characteristics and student experiences. Postal and e-mail reminders were used to encourage response. CSR’s analysis of results from Summer term 2011 was delivered to the International Studies Office.