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Minnesota study on long term outcomes

VU International News and Reviews No. 02 March 25 2013

March 2013

The University of Minnesota has been conducting a study “Beyond Immediate Impact” on the long-term personal, professional, and global engagement outcomes associated with study abroad experiences that occur during the college years. The purpose of this research project – funded by the US Department of Education – is to conduct a retrospective tracer study of over 6,000 former study abroad participants from 22 U.S. colleges, universities, and education abroad providers nationwide.  The study is conducted by prof. R. Michael Paige ( and prof. Gerald Fry (

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