6. How do we assess global engagement at UD?

In 2013, a new instrument was developed to better measure students’ acquisition of key intercultural competencies as participants in UD travel study programs. The Global Engagement Measurement Scale (GEMS) was designed as a pre- and post-program instrument to gauge students’ progress in several areas: cultural engagement, enthnorelativism, tolerance for ambiguity, knowledge of host site, diversity acceptance, and resilience.



Shadowen , N. L., Chieffo , L. P., & Guerra , N. G. (2015). The Global Engagement Measurement Scale (GEMS): A New Scale for Assessing the Impact of Education Abroad and Campus Internationalization. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad26(1), 231-247. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v26i1.368
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