How does international service affect sponsoring organizations and host communities? This article proposes a framework for the systematic study of international service programs, describes key relationships between characteristics and outcomes, and identifies directions for subsequent research. This contribution to the special issue on international service and higher education developed from a paper originally presented during International Service and Higher Education: At the Threshold of a New Era. The April 2011 symposium was held at Washington University by the Center for Social Development, the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, and DukeEngage of Duke University, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, the Building Bridges Coalition, and Service World.
Project: International Service in the Context of Higher Education
Sherraden, M. S., Bopp, A., & Lough, B. J. (2013). Students serving abroad: A framework for inquiry. Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, 17(2), 7–42.