September 1997-August 2000
U.S. Department of Education’s International Research and Studies, Title VI Program
The Outbound Alumni Survey Project surveyed 701 U. S. alumni of the ACTR overseas Russian language programs in 2000. The primary purpose of the study was to gain a perspective on the long-term impact of the exchange experience on both personal and career development. The Outbound Alumni Survey was designed to allow analysis of five broad areas of interest: 1) language study, 2) language learning and ability, 3) exchange experience, 4) language maintenance, and the 5) career impact of language study. The Outbound Alumni Survey Project is a first both in terms of scope and size, involving, as it does, alumni who studied abroad between 1976 and 1999. We anticipate that the research findings, which are available on this website, will contribute to informed policy formation regarding the funding of academic exchanges and overseas study.
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