Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



international immersion, study abroad, cultural competence, international counseling

Subject Area

Counselor Education


Cultural immersion experiences can have a lifelong impact on counseling students’ development and identity. The authors describe the connection between cultural immersion experiences and multicultural competence. The authors also offer their professional experiences with international cultural immersion, provide a framework for counselor educators to create these experiences for counseling students, and include practical examples of how to intentionally structure each component of the trip to enhance student growth and development.



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