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Meta-analysis of Purdue 2020-21 Virtual Study Abroad Programs

By Katherine Yngve1, Sue Wilder1

Purdue University

This report summarizes findings of the Purdue 2021 "study abroad" season of faculty or staff directed programs, during which the global pandemic necessitated a pivot to virtual study abroad programming.

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Version 1.0 - published on 26 Oct 2021

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The learning outcomes of 36 "virtual study abroad programs," which engaged over 1,000 Purdue undergraduate students, are examined. Programs took place between September 2020 and June 2021. Comparison are made, as in prior years, between the learning of students who received intercultural mentoring in either individualized or group-mentored mode.  Findings suggest that (a) significant learning often occurred and (b) in general, virtual study abroad was more inclusive than physical study abroad has been.

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  • Yngve, K., Wilder, S. (2021). Meta-analysis of Purdue 2020-21 Virtual Study Abroad Programs.

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