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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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Oshita, Linda – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This reflective essay is written based on the author's experience as a study abroad program visiting resident director in Japan during the 2019-2020 academic year. As the resident director, the author served as the front line of communication and support for the international students on this program during an unprecedented crisis that impacted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Lee, Jeongyi; Negrelli, Kathryn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The number of students expanding their academic programs to include learning experiences abroad had been, prior to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, steadily increasing over the past two decades. This mixed-method study investigates the cultural identification of short-term study abroad participants and its influence on their acculturation…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Acculturation, Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology)
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Humphreys, Gareth; Hirschel, Rob – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In the ongoing pandemic context, short-term study abroad opportunities remain limited for many students. As a result, there has been a need for universities to develop educational innovations for home context learning to meet institutional intercultural learning aims. The purpose of this action research paper is to outline how a small-scale…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Electronic Learning, Intercultural Programs
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Anderson, Kyle David; Knoll, Benjamin; Tyra, Ellen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Religion is a central element in global education, fundamentally affecting how students interact with diverse peoples and cultures and what they learn and experience in foreign environments. Nevertheless, the topic has received little attention for quite some time. This study investigates how students' religious backgrounds, identities, and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hasegawa, Atsushi; Shima, Chiharu – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
The present study examined differential social experiences of international students living in a residential hall called 'Nihongo House' (Japanese language house) at a Japanese university. By conducting social network analysis (SNA), as well as making use of ethnographic data collected through participant observation and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Dormitories, Educational Experience
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Asfeldt, Morten; Takano, Takako – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Outdoor adventure education (OAE) and study abroad share many epistemological and pedagogical foundations and have been on parallel tracks for many years yet rarely intersect. This paper has two goals: (a) to invite study abroad researchers and practitioners to consider findings and practices from OAE to further enhance study abroad, and (b) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Study Abroad
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Iqbal, Zafar – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This study compares two marketing-focused short-term study programs in Asia (India and Japan) and highlights reasons as to why students perceive that they learn more in one country than the other. Research to date has sparsely assessed the impact of study abroad programs on students' perceived growth. The existing literature has rarely focused on…
Descriptors: Marketing, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes
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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
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
Dewey, Dan P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
This study is an investigation of the development of vocabulary knowledge during study abroad (SA), intensive domestic immersion (IM) and academic-year formal classroom (AY) learning. Its focus was the growth of vocabulary knowledge in Japanese--a language where little SA research has been conducted to date. Unlike most studies addressing…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Comparative Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Study Abroad