From Short-Term Abroad Programs to a Center-Based Course: Reflections on Competing Priorities

  • Kevin A. Morrison


Many of the criticisms once leveled at short-term programs now hold true for summer sessions, which a growing number of universities, opening branch campuses overseas, have begun to implement. While summer sessions are certainly a cost-effective solution to the problem of maintaining a year-round physical presence and administrative staff in overseas locations, are they effective in helping students develop an international perspective? Drawing on my experiences of teaching under both the program and summer session course models, I make the case in this concluding chapter for the value of faculty-led programs in cultivating students’ global mindedness.


Study abroad programs Branch campuses Center-based summer sessions Institutional priorities 


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  • Kevin A. Morrison
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  1. 1.School of Foreign LanguagesHenan UniversityKaifengChina

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