Asset-based approaches to supporting the education abroad experiences of first-generation low-income students in an African university
Education abroad (EA) experiences offer tremendous long-term gains for college students by influencing their personal growth, career paths, and overall worldview (Dwyer & Peters, 2004). According to Dwyer and Peters (2004), college students report increased maturity and self-confidence, stronger awareness and understanding of their personal biases, an interest in exploring other cultures, and improved intercultural skills upon engaging in EA programs. Thus, educators, colleges, parents, and employers should, as a priority, support young people to gain access to and participate in EA programs.
All three authors are part of the Office of Diversity & International Programs at Ashesi University
education abroad, first-generation low-income college students, Ashesi University, peer-advising, international travel
The Global Impact Exchange, Summer 2020, 10-13