If It's Day 15, This Must Be San Sebastian: Reflections on the Academic Labour of Short Term Travel Study Programs

  • Dawn Johnston Unversity of Calgary
  • Lisa Stowe University of Calgary
Keywords: study abroad, academic labour, neoliberal university, pedagogy

Abstract

Framed by questions we often hear from colleagues about travel study programming, this reflective essay examines the labour of short-term travel study programs by engaging head-on with the (mis)perceptions surrounding study abroad that circulate in the 21st century neoliberal university.  By reflecting on our experiences developing and teaching these programs, as well as our experiences justifying our work to well-intentioned colleagues and department heads, we hope to paint a picture of academic labour that has significant value and is significantly undervalued.

Author Biographies

Dawn Johnston, Unversity of Calgary
Dawn Johnston is an Instructor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary
Lisa Stowe, University of Calgary
Lisa Stowe is an Instructor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary
Published
2012-10-16