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Katie Dudley; Vinod Sasidharan; Marisa Reyes-Orta; Jose T. Olague – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Service learning (SL) engages students in intentional, collaborative service experiences that promote civic citizenship. The COVID-19 pandemic forced traditional face-to-face SL courses to transition into virtual service learning (e-SL). This paper examines the academic and civic outcomes of an e-SL binational sustainable tourism course for…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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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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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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Benavides, Abraham David; Keyes, Laura M.; Linares-Hernández, Ivonne; Martinez-Miranda, Veronica; Romanazzi, Pablo G. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper examines service-learning case studies in Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. It analyzes whether Andragogy, the study of how to teach adult learners, is equally applicable and effective in different country contexts. First, we argue that service-learning is the most natural and appropriate teaching technique that aligns with the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Andragogy, Foreign Countries
Rodriguez, Karen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2006
This article examines a student poem about a common gendered experience in Guanajuato, Mexico, which was written by a student in a creative writing group the author led during a one-semester study abroad program she directs for CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange). The article posits Guanajuato as a contact zone where Mexican…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Creative Writing, International Educational Exchange, Exchange Programs
Ogden, Anthony C. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2006
Growth in US education abroad has been consistently strong for the past decade, surpassing 9 percent annually. Within the field of education abroad, this growth is both exciting and alarming. Education abroad helps students change learning structures, learn new paradigms and become more complex individuals. If a student's structures are not ready…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Study Abroad, Individual Development
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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