Outcomes Assessment and Research


Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee:

Kelly McLaughlin, Yale University, Chair

Janna Behrens, Amherst College

Elizabeth "Betsy" Brewer, Beloit College

Dennis Doyle, Central College

Nick Gozik, Boston College, Co-chair

Victor Savicki, Western Oregon University


Historically, the field of education abroad has lacked extensive data demonstrating its outcomes - educational, professional, and personal. The Forum's Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee addresses this need by providing resources to help Forum members assess education abroad outcomes, and encouraging and supporting research on education abroad.


The mission of the Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee is to assist administrators and faculty in identifying, assessing, and fostering positive outcomes in students’ academic, intercultural, and personal development through education abroad.


Ongoing committee projects include:




Past committe projects include:

The Bibliography of Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad


The Forum's Outcomes Assessment Committee is pleased to make available a Bibliography of Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad.


The Bibliography is not intended to replace other databases featuring research in the field of international education. Instead, it focuses on studies assessing education abroad outcomes, with the aims of disseminating information about education abroad outcomes assessment to the Forum membership, and encouraging new research and practice. The bibliography is an on-going project to be updated twice yearly by members of the Outcomes Assessment Committee. In the future, the committee hopes to add searchable keywords. For now, members may conduct queries using the search features ion the Forum website. Feedback and suggestions for the bibliography are welcome and can be submitted to: info@forumea.org.


Accessing articles:  Where possible, URLs have been included. In some cases journal subscriptions are required for access. In the absence of a journal subscription, it may be possible to access an article via interlibrary loan.


The committee had earlier compiled a chart of research studies on student learning abroad by members. The READ database provides more extensive listings.