In this qualitative inquiry, we studied the lived experiences of counselor trainees who participated in a short-term study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland. It was found that counselor trainees self-reported transformative growth as a result of their cultural immersion. Specifically, counselor trainees identified an increase in cultural self-awareness, other awareness, and global connection. The implications of applying transformative learning theory and the Multicultural Immersion Experience model to guide cultural immersion programs are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Psychology (miscellaneous)