330A Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St S E
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1978, education
M.A., Stanford University, 1976, sociology
M.A., UCLA, 1969, history
B.A., UCSB, 1965, history
Areas of Interest
Intercultural education and training
International education and exchange
Internationalization of education
My professional career has been focused on international and intercultural education. I first became interested in these issues while serving as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer English teacher in Turkey (1965-1967). Ever since that time I have focused my professional work as an educator and researcher on questions regarding intercultural learning, the nature and impact of intercultural experiences (at home and abroad), the development of intercultural skills, intercultural education and training, and the internationalization of education. At the heart of my inquiries is a deep interest in how human beings experience difference and diversity, and how those understandings frame their behavior. I am passionately committed to providing our students with an education that supports the development of their intercultural competence and their ability to work in diverse environments. This is in addition to providing the best intellectual and research preparation possible.
Since 1977, I have been at the University of Minnesota. For the first 16 years, I held a joint appointment as an international student adviser/associate director of the International Student and Scholar Services office and as a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development. Since 1991, I have been a full time faculty member.
I am one of the three founders of the comparative and international development education (CIDE) program, which began in 1986 and has grown to become the internationally recognized program that it is today. It has been enormously gratifying to help create and develop CIDE, work with our wonderful students over the years, and watch them move on to positions of prominence in their own careers.
During the past 15 years, much of my research and applied work has been in the area of study abroad. Gerry Fry and I are currently working on the SAGE project which is looking at the ways in which study abroad returnees become globally engaged throughout their lives and the importance of study abroad on those activities. [See Beyond Immediate Impact: Study Abroad for Global Engagement (SAGE)] It has been an exciting project and we now have a large data base of 6,391 respondents who studied abroad between 1960 and 2007. We have interviewed over 60 of them.
In almost all of our research, we seek to involve our students as research assistants and to publish with them. We often work together with other faculty members as well on these research projects. Please see the link to my work during the past 10 years which shows the projects I’ve directed and provides summary information about them.
Research Overview [PDF]
I welcome you to our department and our CIDE program.
- Peter A. Wollitzer Award for Advocacy in Education Abroad – awarded by the Forum on Education Abroad (May 2007)
- Visiting research professor. University of South Australia. Adelaide, South Australia (2004)
- Visiting professor. Nagoya University, Center for the Study of Higher Education. Nagoya, Japan (2003-2004)
- Senior interculturalist. Awarded by the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research – Japan (2003)
- Intercultural Development Inventory Certification (May 1999)
- Charter member and fellow - International Academy for Intercultural Research (March 1997)
- Distinguished Teaching Award - College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota (June 1995)
- Robert H. Beck Distinguished Faculty Member Award - Alumni Association of the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota (April 1995)
- Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (Kenya, 1993-1994)
Mikk, B. K., Cohen, A. D., & Paige, R. M. with Chi, J. C., Lassegard,J. P., Meagher, M., & Weaver, S. (2009). Maximizing study abroad: An instructional guide to strategies for language and culture learning and use. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota.
Vande Berg, M., & Paige, R. M. (2009). The evolution of intercultural competence in U.S. study abroad. In D. K. Deardorff (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of intercultural competence. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing.
Paige, R. M., & Goode. M. L. (2009). Cultural mentoring: International education professionals and the development of intercultural competence. In D. K. Deardorff (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of intercultural competence. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing.
Paige, R, M., Fry, G. W., Stallman, E., Jon, J., & Josic, J. (2009). Study abroad for global engagement: The long-term impact of mobility experiences. Intercultural Education, 20(S1-2), 29-44.
Vande Berg, M., Connor-Linton, J., & Paige, R. M. (2009). The Georgetown Consortium Project: Intervening in student learning abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 18, 1-75.
Hoff, J. G., & Paige, R. M. (2008). Operationalizing culture and language learning in education abroad programming. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.
Paige, R. M. and Stallman, E. M. (2007). Using instruments in education abroad outcomes assessment. In M. C. Bolen (Ed.), A guide to outcomes assessment in education abroad (pp. 106-134). Carlisle, PA: Forum on Education Abroad.
Paige, R. M., and Kippa, S. (2006). Curriculum transformation in study abroad: The Maximizing Study Abroad Guides. In H. Teekens (Ed.), Internationalization at home: A global perspective (pp. 79-89). The Hague, Netherlands: NUFFIC.
Paige, R. M., Cohen, A. D., Kappler, B., Chi, J.C., & Lassegard, J. P. (2006). Maximizing study abroad: A student’s guide to strategies for language and culture learning and use. 2nd edition. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota.
Paige, R.M. (2005). Internationalization of higher education: Performance assessment and indicators. Nagoya Journal of Higher Education, 5, 99-122.
Paige, R. M. (2004). Instrumentation in intercultural training.. In D. Landis, J. M. Bennett, & M. J. Bennett (Eds). Handbook of intercultural training Third edition (pp. 85-128). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Paige, R. M., Jorstad, J., Siaya, L., Klein, F., & Colby, J. (2003). Culture learning in language education: A review of the literature. In D. Lange, & R. M. Paige (Eds.), Culture as the core: Integrating culture into the language education (pp. 173-236). Greenwich, CT: Information Age
Paige, R.M., Jacobs-Cassuto, M., Yershova, Y. A. & DeJaeghere, J. (2003). Assessing intercultural sensitivity: A psychometric analysis of the Hammer and Bennett Intercultural Development Inventory. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27, 467-486.
Lange, D. L. & Paige, R. M. (Eds.) (2003). Culture as the core: Perspectives in second language education. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Cohen, A. D., Paige, R. M., Kappler, B., Demmessie, M., Weaver, S. J., Chi, J.C., & Lassegard, J. P. (2003). Maximizing study abroad: A language instructor’s guide to strategies for language and culture learning and use. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota.
Paige, R. M. (2003). The intercultural development inventory: A critical review of the research literature. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 6, 53-61.
Paige, R. M. (2003). Intercultural education and training for the 21st Century: Global issues and challenges. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 6, 1-8.
Paige, R. M. (2003). The American case: The University of Minnesota. Journal of Studies in International Education, 7, 52-63.
Paige, R. M., Cohen, A. D., Kappler, B., Chi, J.C., & Lassegard, J. P. (2002). Maximizing study abroad: A program professional’s guide to strategies for language and culture learning and use. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota.
Paige, R. M. (Ed.) (1993). Education for the intercultural experience. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press.