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Mikuláš, Josek; Jitka, Svobodová – Journal of International Students, 2019
This paper examines a large dataset of questionnaire responses (n = 5,321) of international students who have studied abroad (mainly via the Erasmus+ programme). Their acculturation experiences with campus discrimination (an acculturative stressor), academic support (a mediator of acculturation) and academic satisfaction (an outcome of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Engelking, Tama Lea – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The development of intercultural competence and foreign language skills in study abroad and the foreign language (FL) classroom is often seen as an either/or proposition due to lack of time, training or the availability of materials in the target language. The Critical Incident method (CI) provides an example of an intercultural training tool that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Critical Incidents Method, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Hanna, Barbara E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Discourses around Study Abroad (SA) consistently portray a transformational experience for participants who return home forever changed. This article investigates how such change is inscribed in texts addressed to Australian tertiary students considering SA. Acknowledging the significant role of the non-study component of SA in triggering change,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Student Attitudes, Food
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
This article investigates different kinds of learner subjects that study-abroad programs produce. It is based on discourse analysis and ethnographic fieldwork in May-September 2011, involving three students from a US college studying abroad short term in Europe. The discourse of immersion in study abroad valorizes a learning-by-doing, individual,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Discourse Analysis, Experiential Learning, Critical Theory
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Cubillos, Jorge H.; Ilvento, Thomas – Foreign Language Annals, 2012
This article reports the findings of an investigation into the impact of study abroad experiences on self-efficacy perceptions among foreign language (FL) learners. Thirty-nine American college students taking part in both short-term and semester-long academic programs in France and Spain completed self-efficacy surveys at the beginning and at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Lichy, Jessica – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article reports the findings of a small-scale investigation into the Internet user behaviour of generation Y (Gen Y) students, with particular reference to social networking sites. The study adds to the literature on cross-cultural Internet user behaviour with specific reference to Gen Y and social networking. It compares how a cohort of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Internet
Sato, Deirdre Colby – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine whether and how short-term study abroad programs transform college students' perspectives. The study examined attitudes about host country and international outlook, as well as intellectual, social and personal understandings. Short-term programs were defined as programs of less than a semester or a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Foreign Countries, College Students