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California Community College Student Outcomes Abroad Research Project


About the Findings

  • CCC SOAR showcases the impact of community college study abroad on retention, completion, and academic and social success for all students.
  • CCC SOAR examined the connection between U.S. community college education abroad program participation and its connection to various levels of student success, including international literacy success and academic success as demonstrated by an increase in academic achievement.
  • CCC SOAR describes specific outcomes resulting from study abroad and provides contextual information on student engagement, persistence and completion.
  • Findings show that there is a positive correlation between education abroad participation and student success.