What's a Month Worth?

September 17, 2003 By: Lisa Chieffo and Lesa Griffiths Download pdf

This article from the Fall 2003 issue of International Educator magazine explores a study of one institution's short-term programs showing how participating students grow in ways their stay-at-home peers do not.

The survey of short-term study abroad programs was conducted by staff at the University of Delaware's Center for International Studies with help from the Institutional Research and Planning Office. Data from the survey confirm these programs have broad-based benefits to students, regardless of program-specific goals and structures.