What Areas of Study Abroad Research Need More Attention?

  • Christina L. Isabelli-García
  • Casilde A. Isabelli


This chapter compiles the areas of needed research in the field of study abroad as indicated by scholars in the field. These areas are listed repeatedly in publications as areas of further study reflecting the growth of participation in study abroad. Also present are suggestions to advance the research agenda by taking into consideration external variables such as pedagogical courses and interventions. The chapter concludes with an overall summary as well as questions for reflection and suggestions for further reading.


Race and heritage identity Pedagogical activities and interventions Service learning and internships Program assessment and outcomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christina L. Isabelli-García
    • 1
  • Casilde A. Isabelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Gonzaga UniversitySpokaneUSA
  2. 2.University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

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