International Review of Education

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 457–467 | Cite as

The influence of institutional involvement in international education on United States students

  • Madhav P. Sharma
  • Loren B. Jung


This study is focused on the impact of international education upon United States students. The research question tested was: does the involvement of a US university in international education programs affect the international outlook of United States students? Seven concept areas were developed and tested on a randomly selected group of 663 United States senior students enrolled at six universities: Indiana University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ohio State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The analysis of variance tests used indicated that for the most part the involvement of a university in international education programs does make a difference in the international outlook of United States students.


Research Question Education Program Variance Test States Student International Education 
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Dieser Bericht konzentriert sich auf die Auswirkung internationaler Erziehungsprogramme auf amerikanische Studenten. Die zu prüfende Untersuchungsfrage war: Hat die Beteiligung amerikanischer Universitäten an internationalen Bildungsprogrammen Einfluß auf das Bild, das sich amerikanische Studenten von der Welt machen? Sieben Konzeptbereiche wurden entwickelt und an einer zufällig ausgewählten Gruppe von 663 Studenten der höheren Fachsemester an sechs amerikanischen Universitäten erprobt: Indiania University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Ohio State University, University of Illinois in Urbana, und Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Die Analyse der Varianztests hat gezeigt, daß die Beteiligung einer Universität an internationalen Erziehungsprogrammen meist das Bild, das sich amerikanische Studenten von der Welt machen, verändert.


Cette étude est axée sur l'impact de l'éducation internationale sur les étudiants américains. La recherche portait sur la question suivante: la participation de l'université américaine à des programmes d'éducation internationale a-t-elle une influence sur la vision que les étudiants américains ont du monde? Sept domaines conceptuels ont été développés et testés sur un groupe de 663 étudiants américains de l'enseignement supérieur choisis au hazard dans six universités américaines, à savoir, l'Université de l'Indiana, l'Université de Pittsburgh, l'Université de Madison dans le Wisconsin, l'Université de l'Etat d'Ohio, l'Université d'Urbana dans l'Illinois et enfin l'Université de Carbondale dans le sud de l'Illinois. L'analyse des tests de variance utilisés a montré que, pour la plupart, la participation d'une université à des programmes d'éducation internationale changeait vraiment la vision du monde des étudiants américains.


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  • Madhav P. Sharma
  • Loren B. Jung

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