The Global Pathways Study or GPS is a mixed-methods, longitudinal research project that explores students' individual characteristics, psychological traits, and institutional experiences as they relate to intercultural competence development.


The Global Pathways Study (GPS) follows students across the span of their higher education experience. It captures the intricate college student development process. GPS builds a comprehensive picture on students' pre-existing traits and behaviors (e.g., family, home community, and demographic variables) and higher education experiences (e.g., travel, academic, and social variables).


Using a longitudinal design, we follow students journeys from before they get on campus through five years post-graduation to gauge institutional and students' personal, professional, and psycho-social outcomes.