CILMAR's Mentored Research Program invites undergraduate and graduate students to work on research problems related to intercultural learning. Projects may be qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method. Students undergo research training under the guidance of an expert. Students work with their assigned mentors to identify the problem, read related literature, conduct data analysis, and write up the results. The output of the mentored research program is in the form of a published manuscript, conference presentation, white papers etc.

Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at Purdue University
Offered: Every semester, including summer
Number of Positions: 3 to 4

Interested students, please reach out to Dr. Aparajita Jaiswal at jaiswal2@purdue.edu.

A note to faculty: We welcome faculty who have collected data on intercultural learning to also participate in the program. To get started, please send a short paragraph proposal describing the potential research to be conducted to cilmar@purdue.edu.


Scholarship from 2021-2022

Jaiswal, A., Masters, C., Jin, L., Inani, T., Schenkel, A., Sapkota, M., & Krishnan, L. (2023). It's never too soon! Comparing intercultural learning outcomes of undergraduate students via face-to-face and online teaching modalities. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1-21. https://pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/2023_PERSP-23-00015

Jin, L., Jaiswal, A., McLure, S., Sapkota, M.*, Jones, D., & Stahl, A., (2024).  Enhancing intercultural learning in study abroad through a novel online curriculum in group-mentored intervention. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v36i1.811.


Scholarship from 2022-2023

Bitner, N*. (July 27th, 2023). Empathy and teamwork: Perspective of nursing and science undergraduates. Poster Session: Purdue University's 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. [Mentors: Dr. Aparajita Jaiswal and Dr. Gaurav Nanda].

Scholarship from 2023-2024

Lui, J.B.*. (April 9th, 2024).Exploring the roots of intercultural competence: Insights from the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI). Poster Session: Purdue University's 2024 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. [Mentors: Dr. Aparajita Jaiswal and Dr. Prateek Jaiswal]

Dewan, A*. (April 9th, 2024). Intercultural competence in pre-Freshman study abroad. Poster Session: Purdue University's 2024 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. [Mentors: Dr. Aparajita Jaiswal and Sakhi Aggarwal]

*Research mentees

 Updated 04/23/2024