The AFS Center for the Study of Intercultural Learning (CSIL) was established 1978 with Neal Grove as Director of Research and Program Development. A function of AFS International, the goal of the Center was to conduct research and provide information and educational materials to support and enhance the AFS programs worldwide. Bettina Hansel joined AFS in 1980. The two member team designed and conducted the research. The 1981 AFS Impact Study eventually became her doctoral dissertation. Among others the AFS Orientation Handbook series were published during that decade. The CSIL was discontinued in 1995.
In 2002 the function was reestablished, the Center's activities and publications were coordinated by Dr. Bettina ("Betsy") Hansel, Director of Intercultural Education and Research, until 2009.
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Selected Research and other Publications by AFS International