Event Title

The Effect of Study Abroad on Language Development and Intercultural Competence

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2015 3:30 PM

Student's Major

World Languages and Cultures

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Elizabeth Harsma

Mentor's Email Address

elizabeth.harsma@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

World Languages and Cultures

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The topic of this research is to understand the effect of study abroad on language learning and intercultural competence. As the number of U.S. students who study abroad increases, along with the cost of higher education, understanding the value of a study abroad experience becomes more and more important. Conclusions were drawn from a review of the research literature and interviews with students who have studied abroad. Overall, the literature suggests that students who study language abroad increase their cultural competence and language proficiency more so than their non-study abroad counterparts. Results from the student interviews are pending.

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The Effect of Study Abroad on Language Development and Intercultural Competence

CSU Ballroom

The topic of this research is to understand the effect of study abroad on language learning and intercultural competence. As the number of U.S. students who study abroad increases, along with the cost of higher education, understanding the value of a study abroad experience becomes more and more important. Conclusions were drawn from a review of the research literature and interviews with students who have studied abroad. Overall, the literature suggests that students who study language abroad increase their cultural competence and language proficiency more so than their non-study abroad counterparts. Results from the student interviews are pending.

Recommended Citation

Anderson, Kate. "The Effect of Study Abroad on Language Development and Intercultural Competence." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_B/47