Event Title

The Effects of Study Abroad on Future Student Performance

Mentor 1

Dr. Darlene Lake

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 3:45 PM

Description

This research deals with the statistical data on students who are studying abroad and the effects of studying abroad specifically among students who studied at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Studying abroad has lifelong impacts on personal, intellectual, and professional development. The international experience makes students become global citizens with worldwide experience, language capabilities and cross cultural communication skills. Despite the inevitable increasing global competition for jobs, American students lack the international experience to succeed in a global economy with only 2% of students studying abroad. My overall goal is to provide the Office of International Education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with specific statistical data through the usage of surveys. My research takes into account the demographic population of University of Wisconsin – La Crosse students, as the information will be relevant for future University of Wisconsin – La Crosse students. My research examines the types of students who go abroad and what the long-term impact is of their experience. The benefits of studying abroad are undeniable, yet the stigmas of studying abroad have fostered a mindset where students believe it is not possible whether it is regarding academics or finances. My research looks to identify the personal, financial, and social results of studying abroad. Opinions on studying abroad vary across age groups, racial backgrounds, and income levels. Utilizing this component will provide a better project and more impartial yet specific end result. The implications of this project are powerful, in that it holds the potential to change opinions and decisions on studying abroad among students.

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The Effects of Study Abroad on Future Student Performance

Union Wisconsin Room

This research deals with the statistical data on students who are studying abroad and the effects of studying abroad specifically among students who studied at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Studying abroad has lifelong impacts on personal, intellectual, and professional development. The international experience makes students become global citizens with worldwide experience, language capabilities and cross cultural communication skills. Despite the inevitable increasing global competition for jobs, American students lack the international experience to succeed in a global economy with only 2% of students studying abroad. My overall goal is to provide the Office of International Education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with specific statistical data through the usage of surveys. My research takes into account the demographic population of University of Wisconsin – La Crosse students, as the information will be relevant for future University of Wisconsin – La Crosse students. My research examines the types of students who go abroad and what the long-term impact is of their experience. The benefits of studying abroad are undeniable, yet the stigmas of studying abroad have fostered a mindset where students believe it is not possible whether it is regarding academics or finances. My research looks to identify the personal, financial, and social results of studying abroad. Opinions on studying abroad vary across age groups, racial backgrounds, and income levels. Utilizing this component will provide a better project and more impartial yet specific end result. The implications of this project are powerful, in that it holds the potential to change opinions and decisions on studying abroad among students.