Colorado College Planning Grant

Leadership Coalition

Colorado College is a Leadership Coalition Institution. "Research recognizes that short term study abroad and international community-based learning courses are areas that hold uniquely powerful educational potential for the developmental stage of most traditionally-aged college students, precisely because they play as much on their emotional lives and identity-formation as they do on their intellectual and academic development. As a result, Colorado College proposed to study the overlap between these two areas. While trends regarding duration did emerge, the most significant finding was that community-based learning makes a positive difference in heightening and enhancing the elements of building global citizenship and engagements."