Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The 4 F's: Overcoming Barriers to Study Abroad by Ganz

As many IHEC Blog readers know, one of my main research interests is on the diversification of the study abroad student profile in the United States and I’ve been writing and presenting on this issue for many years.

For this post I’m highlighting one of the many ideas/works on diversifying the study abroad student profile by Dr. Margery Ganz who is a Professor of History and Director of Study Abroad at
Spelman College. I’m intrigued with what Ganz refers to as the 4 F’s (Family, Faculty, Finances, and Fear) to overcoming barriers to study abroad. You can read this brief but interesting article here: http://info.iiepassport.org/iie4f.html

Here are links to previous IHEC Blog posts on the diversification of the study abroad student profile
http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2008/12/analysis-of-research-and-literature-on.html
http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-univ-of-maryland-diversity-study.html
http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2008/05/what-we-know-about-diversity-in.html
http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2008/04/african-americans-to-study-abroad-in.html
http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2007/02/initiatives-in-2006-to-increase-student.html

In the coming weeks I'll post my thoughts on why diversifying the study abroad student profile is important to the public diplomacy efforts of the United States.

1 comment:

  1. You made a great point here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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