Student learning in short-term education abroad: Introducing new measures of global engagement

March 31, 2017

Anthony Ogden (Michigan State University); Lisa Chieffo (University of Delaware); Eric Hartman (Haverford College)

The popularity of short-term education abroad has sparked scholarly interest in understanding and documenting the various outcomes associated with program duration. At the Forum of International Education’s 13th Annual Conference from March 29-31, 2017, the authors presented a session featuring recent studies and debuting the Global Engagement Measurement Scale (GEMS) and the Global Engagement Survey (GES). Institutions interested in becoming part of the GES may contact Dr. Nora Reynolds directly at

Please find the session information below:

Presentation slides: Student learning in short-term education abroad

Foundational reading for education abroad scholar-practitioners

Scale development handout

Quasi-experimental handout (excerpts from Morais & Ogden, 2010)

GEMS Instrument

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