What do the new Study Abroad 101 and IIE's Open Doors reports tell us about culture?
As educators, as students, or as travelers, when we return from experiences abroad everything around us suggests that it’s time to return to “normal living,” life as it is, and by extension life as it should be. The mismatch between these strong environmental pressures to return to normal and our own deeply felt changes can lead to varying degrees of reverse culture shock.
In the summer of 1954, twenty-two 11-year-old boys from Oklahoma City headed to overnight camp. Unbeknownst to them, they were taking part in one of history’s most interesting social experiments designed by psychologist Muzafer Sherif. He was interested in discovering how conflict unfolds naturally in groups.
Commentary on the BEVI Certification Training - Beliefs, Events and Values Inventory in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Intercultural Professional Development Opportunities, highlighting the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon, US.
Recent research on international education.
Summary of sessions at day one of the Standards Institute at the Forum on Education Abroad Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich in India - landmarks of progress in language acquisition.
Article on research from Iowa (from the Chronicle of Higher Education) and Missy Gluckmann's commentary about why more women study abroad than men.
INSEAD research by William Maddux states that study abroad increases creativity.