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New research underscores the impact of study abroad

New research out of the University of Washington indicates that students on college and university campuses who study abroad complete their degrees at higher rates than those who do not study abroad, particularly among historically underserved student populations*.

UW students visiting the Colosseum

A new publication in the Journal of College Student Development by Tory L. Brundage, Doctoral Candidate in the College of Education, and Dr. Gayle Christensen, Interim Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the College of Education, at the University of Washington, finds that study abroad is a high-impact practice for the students who are least likely to study abroad and indicates the need for continued work to strengthen access to study abroad opportunities for historically underserved students.

*In the context of this research, historically underserved student populations are students who identify as Black, Latinx, Native American and/or Pacific Islander.

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