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Education Abroad

Education abroad has been defined as “an academically focused activity that is part of a prescribed curriculum that supports elective classes or classes that are part of a certificate or degree” (Raby & Malveaux, 2019, p. xx). The field of education abroad spans countries throughout the world in both receiving and sending modes. Higher education institutions (HEIs), including universities, community colleges, colleges of further education, polytechnics, and technical–vocational–education and training colleges, use many terms to define the types of programs and processes in which students study in another country. The terms education abroad and study abroad are used synonymously, although education abroad is a more inclusive term that incorporates traditional, classroom-based programs that offer credit toward graduation, along with other types of for-credit or not-for-credit ...

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