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Study Abroad/Study U.S. SLOs

As a result of participating in a Study Abroad/Study U.S. applied learning experience, students will develop/enhance the following knowledge, skills, and attitudes:

  • Knowledge - The globally competent learner understands the world in a larger context:
    • Demonstrates knowledge of global issues, processes, trends, and systems (i.e., economic and political interdependency among nations; environmental-cultural interaction; global governance bodies)
    • Understands his/her culture in global and comparative context – that is, recognizes that his/her culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences
    • Understands how his/her intended field (academic/professional) is viewed and practiced in different cultural contexts
    • Understands intercultural communication concepts
    • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a single culture (other than their own)
  • Skills - The globally competent learner makes practical applications:
    • Demonstrates coping and resiliency skills in unfamiliar and challenging situations
    • Interprets issues and situations from more than one cultural perspective
    • Mediates cross-cultural interactions - that is, facilitates intercultural relations for and between others
    • Uses a foreign language to communicate - that is, may be able to perform one or more of the following skills:
      • Speaks, reads, and/or writes in a language other than his/her first language
      • Listens in a language other than his/her first language
  • Attitudes - The globally competent learner evolves in personal development:
    • Appreciates the language, art, religion, philosophy, and material culture of different cultures
    • Demonstrates resistance to cultural stereotyping
    • Demonstrates an ongoing willingness to seek out international or intercultural opportunities
    • Is willing to engage in diverse cultural situations
    • Accepts cultural differences and tolerates cultural ambiguity