Educational Travel and Global Citizenship Academic Article uri icon


  • We examined whether participation (n = 623 students) in educational travel programs influenced support for environmental policies across different citizen types (justice-oriented, participatory, personally responsible, and non-citizen). Findings showed that (1) participation increased support for environmental policies across all groups, (2) justice-oriented citizens reported the highest support, while non-citizens demonstrated the lowest support, and (3) significant interaction effects suggest these main effects cannot be interpreted without considering the effects of (a) destination/country and (b) student major. If educational travel programs are to respond to calls to foster global citizenry, they should focus less on promoting personal responsible citizenry and more on a critical assessment of the justice issues surrounding global environmental problems. Copyright 2011 National Recreation and Park Association.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Leisure Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Tarrant, M. A., Stoner, L., Borrie, W. T., Kyle, G., Moore, R. L., & Moore, A.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Tarrant, Michael A||Stoner, Lee||Borrie, William T||Kyle, Gerard||Moore, Roger L||Moore, Annette

publication date

  • September 2011