Men and Study Abroad - The Recommendations

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Course Description

Are you interested in increasing the number of male students participating in your study abroad programs?

This e-learning short course will present strategies and interventions to better engage cisgender men in study abroad. 

Through this course, you will:

  • Learn about the broader patterns of male engagement in US higher education, as well as data on male participation in education abroad, nationally
  • Better understand the disinterest amongst men in diversity and cultural learning
  • Gain practical tips, strategies, and suggestions for creating a climate “buzz” on campus to increase male participation in education abroad 
  • Learn about advertising and communication strategies on how to better relate to men and engage men in fraternities to participate in education abroad programming

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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