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Hoff, Joseph G.; Medina, Adriana L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Like an ecosystem, internationalization has interdependent elements. This case study focuses on one component, faculty preparation and development, which impacts other components such as student learning outcomes. Assessment of short-term study abroad student learning outcomes is a complex process involving faculty development, program design, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Capacity Building, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development
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Medina, Adriana L.; Kiefel, Karoline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine how literature study and study abroad, in combination as methods of internationalization, influence preservice teachers' (PSTs) intercultural competence and potential future classroom practices. Elementary education PSTs studied abroad in Germany for five weeks. As part of the preparation, they read a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, German Literature, Novels
Medina, Adriana L.; Hathaway, Jennifer I.; Pilonieta, Paola – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Teacher attitudes toward English language learners (ELLs) can affect what these students will learn. It has been noted that teachers with personal multicultural experiences are likelier to have a more positive attitude towards teaching ELLs (Youngs and Youngs, 2001). Thus, preparing future teachers is vital. This cannot be solely accomplished…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience