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Savicki, Victor; Arrúe, Carmen; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Many study abroad programs require language proficiency, emphasize language learning, or otherwise support the development of language skills for their students. A general assumption underlying this attention to foreign language acquisition is that access to the host culture is increased as students are able to converse with host nationals using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language Fluency, Cultural Pluralism
Savicki, Victor; Adams, Ingrid; Wilde, April; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
When people travel from their own home culture to a different culture, they experience variations not only in terms of scenery and societal arrangements, but also in terms of daily routines, interpersonal interactions, and expectations. Many differences are based on the divergence in underlying values and concerns of the home versus the host…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cross Cultural Training, Depression (Psychology), Study Abroad