A number of facts related to language gain during study abroad are listed in the fact sheets linked below. Complete citation information for the research mentioned in the fact sheets can be found in the REFERENCES section linked on the left.
The reader ought to be aware that most of the points mentioned are based on single studies. For this reason, one should be cautious and not hastily assume that they automatically apply to every situation, every language and every culture. The variation that exists between languages and cultures indicates the need for exploration of all of these points in additional countries and settings. The aim of the SARG is to expand the existing body of study abroad research largely by testing the validity of many of these points in a variety of settings.