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McComb, Sara A.; Fedele, Lorenzo; Brunese, Patrick A.; Simpson, Vicki L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to describe a short-term study abroad program that exposes engineering and nursing undergraduate students from the United States and Italy to an intercultural and interprofessional immersion experience. Faculty from Purdue University and Sapienza Università di Roma collaborated to design a technical program that…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Public Health
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Di Maggio, Lily M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
In the present study, the linkages between study abroad participation, participation in other high-impact educational practices, and participation in co-curricular activities were examined. It was the purpose of the study to determine if study abroad participants also chose to participate in multiple other high-impact educational practices and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Participation, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Paras, Andrea; Carignan, Michael; Brenner, Ashley; Hardy, Jane; Malmgren, Jodi; Rathburn, Melanie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
With the proliferation of short-term study abroad programs at institutions of higher education, there is a need for more rigorous assessment of how these programs contribute to intercultural learning. This article presents a multi-institutional comparative study of students' intercultural learning in six short-term study abroad programs in Canada…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Ingle, W. Kyle; Johnson, Detra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the perceptions and experiences of educational leadership graduate students who participated in a short-term study abroad program in Peru. We analyzed assignments submitted for course credit, including a total of 144 photos and 107 corresponding reflections submitted as part of the photovoice…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Urban Education, Instructional Leadership
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Slagter, Cynthia; Pyper, Marcie J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article considers the conflict between students' desire to improve their target language skills and their desire for belonging and community. The study, conducted over three years, examines student perceptions of barriers to target language gain during semester-long study abroad. Participants completed surveys, took the Versant Language Test…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Study Abroad, Language Skills, Student Attitudes
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Hamilton, Ali; Rubin, Donald; Tarrant, Michael; Gleason, Mikkel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Reflection is an essential process for optimizing student learning outcomes in study abroad. Composing digital stories is a promising strategy for achieving high quality reflection. In this project we developed and explicated a rubric for assessing how students used the digital storytelling format to reflect on their study abroad experiences. We…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Scoring Rubrics
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Ellinghaus, Katherine; Spinks, Jennifer; Moore, Glenn; Hetherington, Paul; Atherton, Cassandra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article examines the positive impact of overseas study tours on the teaching philosophies and classroom strategies used by the professors running the tours. While education scholars have identified long-term benefits of overseas study tours for students, less attention has been paid to flow-on benefits for teachers. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Students seeking to study abroad are increasingly able to select their preferred level of immersion in such areas as program duration, similarity of classmates, language of instruction, and housing environment. As researchers endeavor to understand the relative contribution of these decisions to intercultural learning outcomes, information is…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Characteristics, Preferences, Immersion Programs
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Yang, Hongwei; Wang, Yingqi – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
An online survey of 374 US college students was conducted in April, 2015 to examine whether and how subjective norm, direct and indirect experiences related to China, their perceptions of China (China's country reputation), and media coverage of China influence their interests of studying in China. Statistical results show that their subjective…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Reputation
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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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Stephens, Christopher J.; Morford, Z. Harrison; Cihon, Traci M.; Forand, Elissa Hamilton; Neri-Hernández, Lucero – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
In this manuscript, the authors detail the initial evaluations of the effects of participation in two iterations of an interdisciplinary learning community with a short-term study abroad opportunity on undergraduate student learning and behavior. The results suggest that the CHE (Cultural, Historical, and Environmental) log tool may be useful in…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Quan, Tracy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Despite institutional and national focus on the importance of study abroad (SA) in U.S. higher education, the number of students of color abroad is still disproportionately low (Institute of International Education, 2017). Moreover, there is limited literature examining how race and ethnicity shapes experiences abroad, despite SA research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, College Students, Race
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Duncan-Bendix, Jennifer; Biehl, Maja Sbahl – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The study purpose was to examine U.S. college students' perceptions of their engagement and learning after studying abroad for a semester in Denmark. All students participated in a course focusing on children and adolescents in Scandinavian contexts, a semester-long practicum experience in a Danish educational institution, and two course-embedded…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Study Abroad
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Butler, Paige E.; Madden, Meggan; Smith, Nickie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This research explores institutional practices supporting undocumented student participation in U.S. education abroad at a California public research university. This institution successfully enrolled more than 40 undocumented students studying abroad between 2013 and 2016. Four university staff members, an immigration attorney, and eight…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Study Abroad, Undocumented Immigrants, Interviews
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