Riggan Publishes Article on the Transformative Experience of Short Term Study Abroad

May 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Dr. Jennifer Riggan, Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, is the lead author of  “Meta-travel: A critical inquiry into a China study tour,” a paper recently published in Frontiers: The Journal of Study Abroad. The article analyzes a study tour to China in order to develop a framework for reflection during short-term study travel, which the authors call “meta-travel.” Riggan and co-authors argue that participants on short-term study tours can experience deeper emotional and intellectual transformation by engaging in an intentional critical reflection process.

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