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October 31, 2017

Underrepresented Students in US Study Abroad: Investigating Impacts

Author: Laura C. Engel

Publisher: IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research & Impact

Funder: IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research & Impact

Enhancing pathways of access to study abroad for all students remains an essential objective for higher education institutions, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. Yet, not enough is definitively known about the impacts of study abroad on different groups of students, particularly racial/ethnic minority students and, one step further, what program approaches and strategies are most effective in bringing about these positive impacts. Underrepresented Students in US Study Abroad: Investigating Impacts aims to fill a notable gap by providing a synthesis of existing research on the association of study abroad with positive academic outcomes, degree retention, and completion rates for racial/ethnic minority and other underrepresented students.