Biggs Talks About Study Abroad at Business Conference

By Purnell T. Cropper | March 22, 2011

Dr. William D. Biggs, Chair and Professor of Business, Health Administration and Economics, presented at the 38th Annual Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference, March 16-18 in Pensacola Beach, Fla. His presentation was on “Study Abroad: Who, What, Where and Why.”

“This presentation takes as a given that study abroad through recognized university programs is experiential learning,” said his abstract. “The session will provide data related to study abroad for (1) students from overseas who come to the U.S. to study; and, (2) students from the U.S. who go overseas to study. The session will also provide data from one institution’s experiences in study abroad and its movement to become a leader in the study abroad field, with a discussion of some of the activities that contributed to this recognition. Finally, the session will look at the benefits that are cited with respect to study abroad, as well as, some of the issues/problems/challenges.”

For the “one institution’s experiences,” he used information provided by The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, and he also used data from Arcadia’s Office of International Affairs and the Factbook “to talk about our own students going abroad and how we have grown from little involvement to being number 1.”