Overcoming Deterrents to Study Abroad

  • Brenda S. Robinson California State University
Keywords: Hgiher Education, Study Abroad, Multicultural Education


The need/or multicultural understanding and second-language fluency is a priority within higher education as a means to re-establish America's role as a world leader in education. Yet the barriers to study abroad and secondlanguage learning are vast and have their basis in U.S. values and attitudes toward multicultural knowledge. This article discusses the basic issues affecting study abroad enrollment and suggests ideas to promote the internationalization of the educational experience.