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Magnat, Emilie; Guichon, Nicolas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Smartphones accompany international students as they adapt to different contexts during their stay abroad. In this empirical study, we examined how a group of international students (n=10) in France used their smartphones during the eight-week lockdown that imposed on everyone a stay-at-home order and allowed minimal physical contact (April and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Buntain, Leighton – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of intercultural learning modules introduced to a faculty and staff study abroad program. Using data from 2014-2018 of Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) scores, this study compared control (2014-2015) and treatment (2016-2018) IDI mean score differences due to the new modules…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals)
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Zheng, Liz; Westerhaus-Renfrow, Charlotte; Lin, Stanley Zhiwei; Yang, Yifei – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This study presents evidence of the impact of an innovative pedagogical practice that cultivates and develops the intercultural competence of undergraduate college students. 15 U.S. undergraduate students enrolled in a business study abroad course and 12 Chinese undergraduate students participated in a virtual student exchange project in spring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad
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Gan, Lydia; Kang, Zhixin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The objective of the research is to investigate if certain demographics of students help explain four areas of potential improvements in predominantly short-term study abroad programs. These areas are motivation, experience enhancement, benefits from various learning activities, and students' concerns regarding their experience. Pre-trip and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Byker, Erik Jon; Xu, Tingting – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
For students to become global citizens they need globally competent teachers. The purpose of this article is to describe and compare the development of global competencies in teacher candidates who participated in international teaching-focused study abroad programs. The article is framed by Critical Cosmopolitan Theory (Byker, 2013), which offers…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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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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Savage, Baron L.; Hughes, Haning Z. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
The events of September 11, 2001, shocked the nation and forced the United States government to acknowledge its tremendously inadequate capability in foreign language proficiency and global cultural awareness. Post 9/11 military operations reinforced the reality that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs a significantly improved capability in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Summer Programs
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Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
While there has been an increase in students studying abroad in China, this increase has not been seen in the respective number of articles published in scholarly journals on education abroad in China. This paper summarizes articles from journals on the types of education abroad programs in China, organized by topic, and by the outcomes and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
Riggio, Milla Cozart; Sapolis, Lisa G.; Chen, Xiangming – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Students who attend Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, have elected to spend their university years in one of America's most distinguished small cosmopolitan cities. Over the last two decades as the world has become rapidly urbanized, Hartford has become a critically contested site where economic poverty, environmental degradation,…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Residential Patterns, Study Abroad, Social Bias
Brewer, Elizabeth – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Study abroad's purpose, once conceived primarily as a means for acquiring knowledge in a content area as well as language acquisition, began in the 1980s to be considered a vehicle for helping American students become less "parochial" and better prepared to live and work in a globalized world. To achieve these goals, students must be…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workshops, Faculty Development, Study Abroad
Riggan, Jennifer; Gwak, Sonya; Lesnick, Joy; Jackson, Kara; Olitsky, Stacey – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Short-term study tours are among the fastest growing of study abroad experiences and serve the largest percentage of students choosing to study abroad. Fifty-six percent of students studying abroad go on short-term study trips lasting anywhere from two to eight weeks. These trips have the advantage of being able to provide study travel experiences…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Study Abroad
Balakian, Sophia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In her book on the national cosmology of Hutu refugees in Tanzania, "Purity and Exile," Liisa Malkki argues that in the modern age of nation-states, culture and identity are conceived in fundamentally territorial terms. Thus, being "out of place" disrupts and threatens national identity which attempts to appear pure, whole and…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Ethnicity
Byrnes, Ronald S. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
This essay focuses on how people respond to cultural difference, and, specifically, two tendencies. One tendency is to romanticize the cultural differences encountered. Another tendency is to rush to a negative judgment about the specific people involved, and about their culture more generally. In this essay, the author illustrates these…
Descriptors: Travel, Asian Culture, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
McAdam, Kevin C. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
More than one billion people do not have access to an adequate water supply. In Gambia and Haiti, people live on less than 4 liters of water per day. By contrast, most toilets in the West use several times that amount of water for a single flush. The global distribution of water is making it increasingly difficult for poor people to access it, and…
Descriptors: Water, Civil Rights, Natural Resources, Resource Allocation
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Huang, Iris – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Provides a discussion of some characteristics of the Asian educational system and then offers a more complete description of science education in Mainland China and Taiwan. Concludes with a discussion of the issues and trends of science education in Mainland China and Taiwan. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education