Making the most of time: A flipped class approach to study abroad


  • Gerald Burch Texas A&M University Commerce
  • John Batchelor University of West Florida
  • Jan Burch 21st Century Leadership Skills


Study abroad programs have been used as significant experiential learning events. Due to the short nature of some of these programs, it is important to prepare students in advance to take advantage of the experiential learning opportunity. During a Study Abroad trip to Ireland, 15 students were given a "flipped class" approach to learning. Results of student engagement were compared between the "flipped class" and the previous year not "flipped class" where student questions significantly increased. Discussion of how to create such a course and future research are included.