Men and Study Abroad - Terminology and Background

Fundamentals of Advising

Course Description

Why do cisgender men choose to participate or not participate in education abroad program opportunities?

This e-learning short course introduces terminology on cisgender men and their participation in study abroad, as well as presents background information on the socialization of boys, gender role conflict for men in higher education and cisgender male academic engagement. 

Through this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with key terms, concepts, and theories in regards to cisgender men and education abroad
  • Learn about the benefits of education abroad for cisgender male students 
  • Increase your base of knowledge on ways to support cisgender male students in education abroad

Please note that all Diversity Abroad Short Courses are available for 7 days after purchase. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

James Lucas
James Lucas
Assistant Dean for Global Education and Curriculum, Michigan State University

About the instructor

James M. Lucas, Ph.D., currently works as the Assistant Dean for Global Education and Curriculum in the Michigan State University Provost’s Office. In this capacity, Dr. Lucas works on issues related to integration of global education into the undergraduate curriculum, first-year experience initiatives, enhancing connections between diverse student populations, as well as policy and curriculum issues related to education abroad. Currently, he is working with the general education units to enhance the global content and connectivity of these courses to campus learning outcomes and to devise a series of first-year pathways of incoming students that include best practice support systems. He obtained his Ph.D. from MSU in 2009 from the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program; his dissertation was a mixed methods inquiry into male participation on study abroad programs. Dr. Lucas is still interested in this topic, and he’s about to take his second set of all male, fraternity students to Rome on an education abroad program.

What's included?

1 Video
1 Text

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