Explore Your World: Professional Development in an International Context
International travel is a proven method of developing cross-cultural competencies. The study reported here sought to uncover Extension agents' interests and preferences for international travel and barriers preventing participation. A census of county faculty in Florida was conducted using an online survey. The majority of agents expressed interest in international travel, particularly hands-on, group experiences with other Extension professionals. Barriers such as financial cost, time commitment, and work obligations were perceived to negatively influence an agent's ability to travel internationally. Extension agents can take advantage of opportunities at home and abroad to increase their cross-cultural competencies.
Harder, A., Lamm, A., & Vergot, P. (2010). Explore Your World: Professional Development in an International Context. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss2/3