Compassion in the Study Abroad Curriculum
This session focuses on the role of compassion in study abroad. First, we’ll offer a working definition of compassion that lends itself to the design and delivery of curriculum. Once we have a clear understanding of the transformative potential of compassion as a skill to be developed and practiced in intentionally designed, experiential learning, we’ll discuss templates for embedding compassion-focused learning in study abroad before, during, and after the study abroad experience. Finally, we’ll offer frameworks for conducting compassion-learning activities both in person and online, and rubrics for assessing student work.
Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University
Uli Leibrecht, CEPA Study Abroad
Laura Martin, Hofstra University
Jon Stauff, Monmouth University