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The Global Classroom: An Essential Guide to Study Abroad

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Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad professionals, but anyone who wants help in preparing for informed and culturally sensitive travel will benefit from its extensive resources.

Both a primer for a holistic experience abroad and a practical guide to issues that arise in any travel setting, The Global Classroom is an essential travel companion. It explores the philosophy behind overseas travel, the potential value of the experience, practical preparation for study abroad, selecting the right program, actively engaging in foreign educational settings, reorientation challenges, and exploring pathways for integrating the experience into careers as engaged global citizens. The guide concludes with an appendix containing valuable resources for easy use by all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594516771
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Series: International Studies Intensives
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Lantis is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the International Relations Program at The College of Wooster in Ohio. He has extensive international study and travel experience, having recently served as a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Australian National University. He is the author of books including The Life and Death of International Treaties (2008), and co-editor of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior (2001) and The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning (2000). In addition, Lantis has published numerous articles and book chapters on strategic culture, transatlantic relations, and foreign policy analysis.

Jessica DuPlaga is the Director of International and Off-Campus Study at The College of Wooster. She participated in three study abroad programs herself in France and Belgium, and then worked for four years in academic advising and student services at the IES Nantes Center in France before returning to work at the College of Wooster in 2007 as Director of International and Off-Campus Study. Living, studying, and working abroad have been an integral part of DuPlaga’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional background, and she is devoted to sharing her passion for international education and helping students create positive and purposeful international experiences for themselves.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Getting Started: Why Study Abroad?

Chapter 2 The First Steps: How to Choose the Right Program for You

Chapter 3 Almost There: Preparing to Study Abroad

Chapter 4 Getting the Most Out of Your Experience

Chapter 5 Re-orientation

Chapter 6 Continuing the Educational Journey


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