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Burnside, Kayli Elaine; Wildermuth, Cristina de Mello e Souza; Wildermuth, Marguerite Pauline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In the first week of March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide, fourteen American travelers spent a week in Morocco. The researchers analyzed electronic correspondence, journals, recorded discussions among program participants, and interviews. The data suggest that: (1) participants experienced culture shock very early in the trip; (2)…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad
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Deters, Jessica; Holloman, Teirra K.; Grote, Dustin; Taylor, Ashley R.; Knight, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In study abroad programs, overall student participation and the representation of minoritized students continue to rise, but barriers to participation for minoritized students persist, especially in engineering. As we strive to broaden participation in engineering study abroad programs, we must critically examine the experiences of minoritized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, Engineering Education, Study Abroad
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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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Lane-Toomey, Cara – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
As the United States continued to grow as a world power throughout the later part of the twentieth century, government funding for international education grew more closely connected to its national security needs. Federal funds have contributed to the growth of Area Studies and studying Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Within the last ten…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Policy, National Security
Dewey, Dan P.; Belnap, R. Kirk; Hillstrom, Rebecca – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Language learners and educators have subscribed to the belief that those who go abroad will have many opportunities to use the target language and will naturally become proficient. They also assume that language learners will develop relationships with native speakers allowing them to use the language and become more fluent, an assumption…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages
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Palmer, Jeremy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
This paper presents results from a project investigating over ninety learners of Arabic who studied abroad in the Arab world within the last few years. It explores their linguistic and cultural experiences during their time abroad. One of the most important issues in this paper is that of the development of intercultural competence on study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Semitic Languages, Language Variation