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Daniel Antonelli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
The purpose of this focused qualitative study was to examine two urban high school students' perceptions of a study-abroad experience, five years after the fact, with the intention of assessing long-term effects on increased global competency and awareness. The interviewees, selected from 11 participants, brought an already rich intercultural…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education
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Urlaub, Per; Dessein, Eva – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This article analyzes the perceptions of two undergraduate learners' regarding the educational impact of a collaborative map making project in the context of a summer study abroad program in France, focused on language learning. Over the eight-week long program, students created a digital map with textual and visual annotations that helped them to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Maps, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Fanari, Alice; Segrin, Chris – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This study explores the unique experience of disrupted sojourns and early reentry among U.S. college students who were abruptly repatriated from their study abroad experience in March 2020. Using a combination of focus groups and interviews with 25 U.S. returning students, the findings suggest that students' experiences were characterized by…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Anxiety, Coping
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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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Brandauer, Samantha; Carnine, Julia; DeGuzman, Katie; Grazioli, Bruno; Lyons, Lindsey; Sandiford, Nedra; Hartman, Eric – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In the spring of 2020, as COVID-19 forced the suspension of most U.S. education abroad programs, study abroad students returned home, summer programs were canceled, and international educators pondered the unlikelihood of resuming fall 2020 study abroad; larger questions about the future of international education and global learning with limited…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Study Abroad, Distance Education
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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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Jarman, Michelle; Burman, Mary; Purtzer, Mary Anne; Miller, Katie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This project investigated the learning process and outcomes of a study abroad course in England and France that focused on dramatic social shifts in the world war eras. Well-established adult learning theories provided the course framework, and this study examines the characteristics and elements contributing to transformative learning. Eleven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Thomas, Kristin L.; Kerstetter, Deborah L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Few have examined how students perceive or make sense of their formal educational travel experiences, resulting in a dearth of knowledge about perceived educational value of experiences. To rectify this situation, this study addressed how students make meaning during their education abroad (EA) experience. Employing a constructivist grounded…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Advising, Study Abroad, Educational Experience
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Nyitray, Vivian-Lee – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
When preparing students for study abroad, understanding the religious dimension of the target country/culture is generally viewed as essential for cultural competency training. What is generally left unexamined is the civil religious culture that might be operative. This essay first provides an introduction to the concept as it was introduced by…
Descriptors: Religion, Coping, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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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
McLeod, Mark; Carter, Vince; Nowicki, Steve; Tottenham, Dana; Wainwright, Philip; Wyner, Dana – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The goal of most if not all study abroad programs is to provide students with a set of life experiences that will broaden their perspectives and expectations and have a positive impact on the way they live and think. Over the past decade, the education abroad field has experienced tremendous growth, diversification and complexity. This expansion…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Experience, Socialization, Learning Theories
Diao, Wenhao; Freed, Barbara; Smith, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The past 20 years have witnessed enormous growth in a diverse array of studies which explore the linguistic impact of study abroad (SA) experiences. During this period a multitude of research projects have investigated SLA/L2 learning in SA, in a number of different languages (Russian, Japanese, French, Spanish, English), utilizing diverse…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Research Projects, Standardized Tests, Syntax
Colville-Hall, Susan; Adamowicz-Hariasz, Maria; Sidorova, Vladislava; Engelking, Tama – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Study abroad is generally recognized as a transformational experience for university students to help prepare them to be what many in higher education are now calling "global citizens." Responding to the need to prepare citizens for the interconnected global world of the 21st century, K-12 educators recently established new standards and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Pluralism, Student Teaching, Teaching Experience
Allen, Heather – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
The idea that study abroad (SA) is an ideal context for acquiring language is one largely supported by foreign language (FL) students and their teachers, the latter often recollecting their own successful if not life-transforming sojourns abroad. According to Rivers (1998), SA represents "an environment which most closely resembles the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Second Language Learning, Social Networks
Craig, Ian – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
This paper presents findings of a pilot qualitative study of Caribbean students undertaking overseas immersion primarily for the purpose of perfecting their knowledge of a language and understanding of a culture other than their own. The participants were a group of eleven University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill (Barbados) graduates, five…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Interviews, Diaries, Foreign Countries
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