Fostering intercultural identity during study abroad to strengthen intercultural competence

Sol, N Fostering intercultural identity during study abroad to strengthen intercultural competence. In: Cultural awareness and competency development in higher education. IGI Global, Hershey, PA. ISBN 978-1-5225-2145-7

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Abstract

Universities are eager to foster global citizenship within their students, including through study abroad opportunities. However, studying abroad does not necessarily guarantee gains in intercultural competence (Paige & Vande Berg, 2012), especially for the shorter programs that have gained in popularity among university students. This chapter examines the recent literature and argues the need to nurture identity negotiation for students who choose to do part of their higher education abroad; the understanding of one’s self is a key component to intercultural competence (Deardorff, 2006). More and more study abroad providers (universities and businesses) have begun to use guided intervention during abroad programs to enhance students’ intercultural competence. With careful and intentional pedagogical design, study abroad programs can help students better understand their intercultural identity and become better global citizens.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Experiential Learning, Guided Intervention, Identity Negotiation, Integrated Learning, Intentional Pedagogy, Personal Leadership, Reflective Journaling
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email niki.sol@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 16:30
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701088

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