Workshop 13

Improving study-abroad learning outcomes with reflective practice (sold out)

The truth is, study-abroad students need guided reflection in order to process and fully appreciate their international experience, and the odds of them developing cross-cultural competence without it are slim. This workshop will present theories and best practices in reflective practice, as well as case studies involving multiple delivery mechanisms and platforms. You will learn how to build reflective tools into study abroad programming in order to achieve the desired learning outcomes and encourage cross-cultural development. Outreach strategies and pathways for building campus-wide support will be presented and discussed, and you will leave with numerous resources to apply to study-abroad programmes at your own institution.

Learning outcomes

Understand the need for reflective practice in study abroad
Discover best practices in reflective practice in higher education applications
Learn how reflective resources are developed and used
Develop your own reflective practice strategies for your study-abroad students


  • Student experience
  • Learning, teaching & curriculum


  • Duleep Deosthale, 
    Long Island University, New York, USA


  • Julie Marie Pollard, 
    Knowledge Exchange Institute, USA