A HOPE for Study Abroad: Evidence from Tennessee on the Impact of Merit-aid Policy Adoption on Study Abroad Participation

Dennis A. Kramer II (University of Florida); Jiayao Wu (University of Florida)

Recently Published in Educational Policy 

Two distinct literature bases exist documenting the benefits of study aboard participation and state-adopted merit-aid policies. However, none, to date, have estimated the impact of merit-aid adoption on study abroad participation. Results from our study demonstrate the potential positive externality merit-aid policy adoption has on study abroad participation. Additionally, we find that increases in study abroad participation is concentrated without public doctoral/research institutions.

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