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transformed merely through going
abroad. He also lets them know that
they'll learn to the extent that they
meet three learning challenges:
interacting with host nationals, moving outside the "student bubble,"
and avoiding stereotyping those
others with whom they'll be
interacting when they do leave
the bubble. The book's content is
organized around his companionable discussions and advice about
what students can do to meet these
challenges.
In short, while Duke is talking
with his students about studying abroad, he's at the same time
implicitly offering us a model for

bridging the educator/student
gap, one that relies on a number
of techniques for shifting back
and forth between our students'
and our own assumptions about
teaching and learning-between
supporting students by showing that we embrace what they
assume, and challenging them by
showing them that there's more
to learning away, more to "changing the world," than simply putting
themselves in a place that's new
and different. Some educators may
wish that Duke had spent less time
supporting his student readers and
more time telling them what they
need to do in order to learn while

they're away. It may be, though,
that this wish reflects a habit of
separating ourselves from our
students, of (intentionally or unintentionally) representing ourselves
as experts of their experience-
perhaps the very habits that lead
us to give those parties that so few
of them now want to attend.
IE
MICHAEL VANDE BERG, PhD, is principal at MVB Associates, and has held
leadership positions at CIEE, Georgetown
University, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo College, and a number of other
institutions unusually dedicated to international education. He is lead editor and
author of the 2012 book Student Learning
Abroad: What Our Students are Learning,
What They're Not, and What We Can Do
About It.

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