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Byker, Erik Jon; Xu, Tingting – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
For students to become global citizens they need globally competent teachers. The purpose of this article is to describe and compare the development of global competencies in teacher candidates who participated in international teaching-focused study abroad programs. The article is framed by Critical Cosmopolitan Theory (Byker, 2013), which offers…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
Lee, Jasmine; Green, Qiana – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
This research adds to the dearth of literature examining the experiences of Black students who study abroad. Additionally, this project extends the literature on the influence of diasporic travel on US Black undergraduate students. Because study abroad has positive benefits for student learning and development (Brux & Fry, 2010), targeted…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
Spenader, Allison J.; Retka, Peggy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Study abroad is often regarded as an important curricular component for supporting intercultural development among college students. While creating rich cross-cultural experiences for students is of primary concern, it remains unclear exactly which programmatic features of study abroad influence intercultural growth in a positive way. Consensus…
Descriptors: Role, College Faculty, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
Moseley, William – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
While study abroad is increasingly popular among students in the United States (IIE 2007), tenure track faculty involvement with these programs has not kept up with demand. University and college-run programs often struggle to find sufficient numbers of tenure track faculty, especially junior faculty, to staff their programs. While older faculty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty
Smith, Colin Bridges – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2007
Among the Xhosa tribe in South Africa storytelling is a magnificent art. But these stories are more than mere entertainment. Xhosa scholar Harold Scheub says story-telling for the Xhosa people is "not only a primary means of entertainment and artistic expression in the society, it is also the major educational device." Beyond education,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Tribes, Indigenous Populations, Blacks
Smith, Colin Bridges – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2007
Apartheid created more than physical distances between color groups; South Africa is made up of people with often separated minds. Leaders of the democratic government draw from and modify the ancient African tribal value called "ubuntu" as the philosophic basis for their cultural strategy of unification. Sandra Chait has pointed out…
Descriptors: African Culture, Racial Segregation, Ideology, Foreign Countries
Elliott, Timothy Lynn; Johnson, Julie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2007
Colin Smith's experience in South Africa and his research on the role of storytelling in the Xhosa culture met all of the guiding principles of Brigham Young University's (BYU) International Field Study Program: that students are prepared to do serious research in a topic that relates to their major, and that they will be in the host country for…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students