Asset-based approaches to supporting the education abroad experiences of first-generation low-income students in an African university

Date
2020
Authors
Amoako, Vanessa
Adjei, Millicent
Buckman, Rosemary Kotei
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Diversity Abroad
Abstract
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.
Description
All three authors are part of the Office of Diversity & International Programs at Ashesi University
Keywords
education abroad, first-generation low-income college students, Ashesi University, peer-advising, international travel
Citation
The Global Impact Exchange, Summer 2020, 10-13