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Discover Abroad Research


Discover Abroad Research

Over the past decade, Discover Abroad has become one of the leading study abroad research programs in the country. Our primary focus is on understanding how global learning outcomes can be fostered from international experiences, so that our students are better prepared for the global workplace and to engage as global citizens.


Some of our publications are available for download here:

Gabowski, S., Wearing, S., Lyons, K., Tarrant, M.A., & Landon, A. (2017). A rite of passage? Exploring youth transformation and global citizenry in the study abroad experience.

Landon, A.L., Tarrant, M.A., Rubin, D. & Stoner, L. (2017). Beyond just do it: Fostering higher-order learning outcomes in short-term study abroad.

Wearing, S., Tarrant, M.A., Schweinsberg, S., & Lyons, K. (2017). Cultural and environmental awareness through sustainable tourism education: Exploring the role of onsite community tourism-based work integrated learning projects.

Rubin, D., Landon, A., Tarrant, M.A., Stoner, L. & Mintz, L. (2016). Measuring attitudes toward the rights of indigenous people: an index of global citizenship.

Stoner, L., Perry, L., Wadsworth, D., Gleason, M., Tarrant, M.A., Page, R., & Stoner, K. (2016). Fostering global citizenship in higher education: The development of an international course in global health.

Tarrant, M.A., Rubin, D.L., & Stoner, L. (2016). The effects of studying abroad and studying sustainability on global perspectives.

Bell, H.L., Gibson, H.J., Tarrant, M.A., Perry, L.G., & Stoner, L. (2015). Transformational learning through study abroad: US students’ reflections on learning about sustainability in the South Pacific.

Perry, L., Stoner, L., Schleser, M., Stoner, K., Wadsworth, D., Page, R., & Tarrant, M.A. (2015). Digital media as a reflective tool: creating appropriate spaces for students to become introspective.

Tarrant, M.A., Stoner, L., Tessman, K., Gleason, M., Lyons, K., & Wearing, S. (2015). Global programs in sustainability: A case study of techniques, tools, and teaching strategies for sustainability education in tourism.

Wearing, S., Tarrant, M.A., Schweinsberg, S., Lyons, K., & Stoner, K. (2015). Exploring the global in student assessment and feedback for sustainable tourism education.

Davis, S. & Tarrant, M.A. (2014). Environmentalism, stories and science: Exploring theatre processes for sustainability education.

Perry, L., Stoner, L., Schlepper, M., Stoner, K., Wadsworth, D., Page, R., & Tarrant, M.A. (2014). Digital media as a reflective tool: Creating appropriate spaces for students to become introspective.

Stoner, L., Perry, L., Wadsworth, D., & Tarrant, M.A. (2014). Global citizenship is key to securing global health: The role of higher education.

Stoner, K., Tarrant, M.A., Perry, L., Stoner, L., Wearing, S., & Lyons, K. (2014). Global citizenship as a learning outcome of educational travel.

Tarrant, M.A. (2014). Nurturing a global citizenry through study abroad.

Tarrant, M.A., Lyons, K., Stoner, L., Kyle, G.T., Wearing, S. & Poudyal, N. (2014). Global citizenry, educational travel, and sustainable tourism: Evidence from Australia and New Zealand.

Tarrant, M.A., Rubin, D., & Stoner, L. (2014). The added value of study abroad: Fostering a global citizenry.

Perry, L.G., Stoner, K.R., Stoner, L., Wadsworth, D., Page, R., & Tarrant, M.A. (2013). The importance of global citizenship to higher education: The role of short-term study abroad.

Perry, L., Stoner, L., & Tarrant, M.A. (2012). More than a vacation: Short-term study abroad as a critically reflective, transformative learning experience.

Tarrant, M.A. & Lyons, K. (2012). The effect of short-term educational travel programs on environmental citizenship.

Wynveen, C., Kyle, G.T., & Tarrant, M.A. (2012). Study abroad experiences and global citizenship: Fostering pro-environmental behaviour

Tarrant, M.A., Stoner, L., Borrie, W.T., Kyle, G., Moore, R., & Moore, A. (2011). Educational travel and global citizenship.

Tarrant, M.A. (2010). A conceptual framework for exploring the role of studies abroad in nurturing global citizenship.