Jim Citron, like few others, combines the experience and talents of educator, researcher, and on-site director with first-hand knowledge of the students’ lived experience abroad. At a time when study abroad conferences focused heavily on administrative concerns, Jim Citron brought into play the refreshing and revelatory voice of study abroad students themselves. Since his conference paper delivered at NAFSA in 1996, “Short-term study abroad: Integration, third culture formation, and re-entry,” the study abroad profession has been challenged to put the ambitions and shortcomings of the students’ lived experience abroad at the center of our discourse.
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