Lewis Global Studies Center Staff Publications

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Conference Proceeding

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Publication Title

International Studies Association Conference (2005)


International education and study abroad change the boundaries of who is included in the community of US higher education as more and more colleges and universities incorporate mission statements with aspirations of global citizenship. I argue that this changing frame of the community, moral purpose and appreciation of different worldviews has profound and significant implications for the academic and professional disciplines that constitute the academy. The impact of study abroad can be – and perhaps with a new generation of scholars will be – an epistemological shift within the disciplines to include both new modes of knowledge acquisition as well as new understandings of global realities.


study abroad, epistemic communities


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