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complete grades from the associated course
can be resolved quickly, and facilitates the use
of financial aid," de Wit adds.
Assessment of study abroad outcomes at
CCBC has shown that participating in faculty-led study abroad has resulted in many
students taking significant positive steps forward along their academic paths, de Wit says.
"Solidifying their choice of a major or career,
broadening their perspective on career paths
and future opportunities open to them, gaining new outlooks on some of their values and
beliefs, developing closer relationships with
faculty and other students who have subsequently served as mentors, and much more:
we see great value in these outcomes."
Emily Khan provides an example. A recent graduate of CCBC, she participated in a
women's studies course that, after the regular
semester had ended on campus, continued
in Ireland. Like many faculty-led programs
in community colleges, the program empha-

sized experiential and service learning. "A lot
of our work was outside of the classroom,
such as volunteering at a soup kitchen, and
learning more about the immigration process at the Irish Refugee Council," Khan says.
After the program ended, she flew to Turkey, where she participated in a month-long
teach and travel program that included an
internship with a nongovernmental organization (NGO), a job as an English teacher,
and an intensive week-long Islamic studies
course. She is now enrolled at the University
of Maryland-Baltimore County, where she
plans to graduate with a bachelor's degree in
biology and go on to medical school.
Khan's ultimate goal is to work abroad
with programs such as Doctors Without
Borders. "I hope to find a balance between
medicine and my interest in global studies,"
she says. She adds, "Because I come from a
Pakistani-American background, I thought
I knew all about handling culture shock, and

exposure to people of different backgrounds.
I couldn't have been more wrong. I met so
many different people, with their different
accents, dialects, and life stories. It made
me take a step back and humble myself. I
realized how lucky I was to be able to experience a completely different part of the world
alongside my classmates and professors. My
first study abroad trip taught me how to appreciate and respect culture and diversity
more than I already did. It is something I
will carry with me in my daily life, whenever
I may come across someone from a different
background, country, or culture."
IE
JANET HULSTRAND is a writer, editor, and
teacher who divides her time between France
and the United States. She has created and
taught literature classes for the City University
of New York in Paris, Florence, Honolulu,
and Havana, as well as faculty development
workshops for education abroad. Her most
recent IE article was "Increasing Diversity in
Education Abroad," in the May/June 2016 issue.

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From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
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