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Spring 3-16-2018


Using the Global Perspective Inventory (GPI), this project employs pre- and post-tests to measure the extent that study abroad programs influence the development of intercultural competency, if and how students move from monocultural to multicultural frames of mind, and the impact that international travel experiences have on fortifying the University’s third pillar of global engagement. This information will 1) be shared with current faculty directors to build intercultural learning objectives into program curriculum, 2) help WMU SA revise initial and final study abroad proposals by prospective faculty directors, and 3) be used to restructure pre-departure orientations provided by WMU SA to out-bound students.


Dr. Lee Penyak and Ms. Ryan Rounds, from Study Abroad, shared this poster at the 2018 WMU Assessment in Action Conference on March 16. They were the recipients of one of the 2017-18 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research on assessment of student learning outcomes.