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How to Best Utilize the Faculty Study Abroad Experience: A Before and After Approach
Unformatted Document Text:  HOW TO BEST UTILIZE THE FACULTY STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE: A BEFORE AND AFTER APPROACH Dennis C. McCornac Associate Professor of Economics Anne Arundel Community College Careers Building Room 321 101 College Parkway Arnold, MD 21012-1895 Phone: 410-777-1255 E-mail: ## email not listed ## Anne Cullen Associate Dean School of Humanities Associate Professor of International Relations Bond University Gold Coast Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Queensland, 4229, Australia E-mail: ## email not listed ## Phone: 61 7 559 52550 Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present a number of suggestions that faculty can utilize both pre and post faculty study abroad experience. This information is based on lessons learned from the authors’ participation in long-term exchange programs, holding positions at foreign universities as well as extensive experience teaching classes with large contingents of multicultural and study abroad students. We will discuss the importance of recognizing the significant contribution that exchange students and students from different cultures can make in the classroom and offer methods to best employ these perspectives. We will also recommend pedagogical techniques faculty with and without study abroad experience can incorporate in their classrooms to internationalize the curriculum and better prepare students for the challenges of globalization. Paper prepared for the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, Baltimore, MD, February 6 - 8, 2009

Authors: McCornac, Dennis. and Cullen, Anne.
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Dennis C. McCornac 
Associate Professor of Economics 
Anne Arundel Community College 
Careers Building Room 321 
101 College Parkway 
Arnold, MD 21012-1895 
Phone: 410-777-1255  
## email not listed ##
Anne Cullen  
Associate Dean School of Humanities 
Associate Professor of International Relations 
Bond University Gold Coast 
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  
Queensland, 4229, Australia 
## email not listed ##
Phone: 61 7 559 52550 
The purpose of this paper is to present a number of suggestions that faculty can utilize 
both pre and post faculty study abroad experience. This information is based on lessons 
learned from the authors’ participation in long-term exchange programs, holding 
positions at foreign universities as well as extensive experience teaching classes with 
large contingents of multicultural and study abroad students. We will discuss the 
importance of recognizing the significant contribution that exchange students and 
students from different cultures can make in the classroom and offer methods to best 
employ these perspectives. We will also recommend pedagogical techniques faculty with 
and without study abroad experience can incorporate in their classrooms to 
internationalize the curriculum and better prepare students for the challenges of 
Paper prepared for the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference,  
Baltimore, MD, February 6 - 8, 2009 

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