Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Milton J. Bennett
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (147 p.)
Foreign study, Intercultural communication -- Study and teaching
This research project had the following goals:
1) To locate, describe, and synthesize recognized authoritative standards of performance and guiding principles of effective good practice for study abroad programs that have been established, endorsed, and supported by professionals and national organizations in the study abroad field.
2) To review selected literature on intercultural communication that has been published in the last fifteen years and examine intercultural communication theories and strategies applicable to the study abroad field to identify aspects which can most clearly benefit the study abroad experience of a sojourner through improved communication competence.
3) To assess the extent to which study abroad institutions or programs are operating according to the principles and standards of good practice specified by the professionals and national organizations in the study abroad field, and to discover how important study abroad program administrators feel these principles and standards are for their programs.
4) To assess the degree to which study abroad institutions or programs are incorporating relevant intercultural communication training into their study programs abroad.
Bacheller, Thomas Thaxter, "An assessment of the incorporation of established guidelines and intercultural communication concepts into U.S. college-sponsored study abroad programs" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3425.