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Giovanangeli, Angela; Allatson, Paul – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Research into university study abroad programs suggests that while students may have some experience of local culture(s) and practices, they may be achieving no more than a superficial understanding of the host society. Alternatives to the standard study abroad models are thus essential to encourage students to engage more deeply with the host…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Spenader, Allison J.; Ruis, Joy L. H.; Bohn-Gettler, Catherine M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
For students participating in study abroad programs in seemingly familiar environs, ongoing cultural mentoring is critically important. This study looks at intercultural development using both the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and qualitative analysis of reflective writing assignments. U.S. participants in a semester-long faculty-led…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Cultural Education
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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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Ficarra, Julie M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
The overarching assumption within popular approaches to global learning is that it takes place either in classrooms at home or in the case of study abroad, in experiential learning environments overseas. Policies and programs are carefully crafted to respond to particular institutional goals and objectives towards internationalization. These…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Portfolios (Background Materials), Hidden Curriculum, Institutional Mission
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
An underinvestigated and significant source of stress for U.S. student sojourners across racial/ethnic groups is exposure to stereotypes that target their American identity. This study built on the extensive research literature on stereotype threat to investigate U.S. students' vulnerability and reactions to being the target of stereotypes.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Ethnic Stereotypes
Hall, Timothy; Gray, Tonia; Downey, Greg; Sheringham, Colin; Jones, Benjamin; Power, Anne; Truong, Son – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
An increasing emphasis on university internationalisation, global citizenship education and outbound mobility experiences (OMEs) has seen international study travel become a key staple of tertiary education. University students undertake learning experience for academic credit overseas for a period shorter than a semester under the guidance of an…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Abroad, Tourism, College Faculty
Molony, John – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
International learning mobility is a strategic and operational priority for both the federal government and the majority of universities in Australia. Dating back over a decade, successive governments have stressed the public good to be derived from having an increased proportion of students participating in mobility programs. It is seen as…
Descriptors: Program Development, Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Labor Force Development
Dolby, Nadine – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In this essay, the author examines how two groups of undergraduates, from Australia and the United States, negotiate their national and global identities in the context of studying abroad. In doing so the author demonstrates the nuances of "global citizenship" as it is actually experienced. Drawing on Craig Calhoun's (2002) scholarship…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship, Models, Citizenship Education
Gutel, Heather – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
A home stay is typically defined as a period of time in which a person resides with a family in a home located outside his or her country of residence. Living with a host family is frequently connected to learning a language and immersion in a foreign culture. Study abroad students often participate in home stays, but there is little academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Relich, Joseph D.; Kindler, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1996
Discusses methods of strengthening learning outside the home society through a case study of Canadian students from Ontario who attended a teacher training program at the University of Western Sydney in Australia. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, North Americans