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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to understand how college counseling and student affairs graduate students make sense of their study abroad experience with cultural difference and how they describe their ability to work with diverse student populations as a result of studying abroad while engaging in intercultural pedagogy. The students in the present study described enhanced awareness of their own culture, became more mindful of cultural differences, and identified connecting with others as an important part of their intercultural development. Participants described the skill of reframing cultural difference as key to their future work as student affairs professionals.

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