An International Spring Tour Experience: African-American Male Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of the Impact

An International Spring Tour Experience: African-American Male Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of the Impact

in Journal of International Business Education, Vol. 6, 2011, pp. 175-194 (Edinburgh, Scotland: Neilson Journals Publishing, 2011), 20 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
By Belinda Johnson White, Keith B. Hollingsworth, Cheryl L. Allen, and Teloca Murdock-Sistrunk. Internationalization of undergraduate curricula has become a popular initiative throughout higher education. However, despite the focus and enthusiasm, too few college students elect to participate in study abroad programs, especially African-American males. Anecdotal evidence suggests they are more likely to participate in international programs with durations shorter than the traditional full year, summer, or semester. This study describes a short-term international experience involving a group of African-American male undergraduate students who recently traveled on Tour to Africa and Europe. The Tour's educational value is interpreted in the context of experiential learning. Survey data of students' perception of the Tour and its effect on their development as potential global leaders is reported. Results suggest the Tour is well-suited as an effective approach for global leadership development of African-American males. To our knowledge this study provides the first empirical evidence on the impact of an international experience on African-American male undergraduates.
Field of Interest
Travel
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2011 NeilsonJournals Publishing
Content Type
Periodical article
Format
Text
Page Count
20
Publication Year
2011
Publisher
Neilson Journals Publishing
Place Published / Released
Edinburgh, Scotland
Source Title
Journal of International Business Education, Vol. 6, 2011, pp. 175-194
Subject
Travel, Business & Economics, Personal Interest, Social Sciences, International Travel, Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools, Viajes Internacionales, Viagem Internacional, Europe, Africa, African Americans
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Viajes Internacionales, Viagem Internacional

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