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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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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
When a class is considered a study abroad rather than on-campus course, new criteria of learning, evaluation, and vocabulary often apply. Calling it "study abroad effects", this article examines such effects on short-term study abroad programs in the US by introducing the notion of the "mode of study abroad learning", a kind of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, Program Development, Program Effectiveness
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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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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
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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
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
Mikal, Jude P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Dubbed the Net Generation, modern university students have grown up not only with advanced communication technologies at their disposal, but using such technologies to both maintain and create social networks of support. In a study abroad context, the maintenance of dual on- and offline personas provides students with the opportunity to demolish…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Maintenance, Foreign Countries
Comp, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Of the 205,000 U.S. students abroad during the 2004-2005 academic year, only 6,557 or slightly more than 3% of them studied in Germany. The Ohio Alliance reports that only 13% of all U.S. students who studied abroad during the 2004-2005 academic year were from the STEM fields of study. The Institute of International Education Open Doors Report,…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Academic Achievement, Engineering
Evans, Stephanie Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
EIn this article, the author presents a little-known but detailed history of Black women's tradition of study abroad. Specifically, she situates Dr. Anna Julia Cooper within the landscape of historic African American students who studied in Japan, Germany, Jamaica, England, Italy, Haiti, India, West Africa, and Thailand, in addition to France. The…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Interests, Foreign Countries
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Jurasek, Richard; Lamson, Howard; O'Maley, Patricia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1996
Examines the theme of learning outside of the home society through the use of ethnography and the techniques of field study for students living and working in Mexico, Austria, and Germany. Demonstrates through the observations of students how effective the use of field research methods can be in learning about social relations, cultural…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Traits, Ethnography, Foreign Countries