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Dianne Burke Moneypenny; Rosalie S. Aldrich – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Study abroad is an important piece of the internationalization of curriculum and is particularly advantageous for second language learners. Many students study abroad to learn a language and the majority of students studying abroad enroll in shorter-term programs. Given their strong representation in the field of study abroad, the following…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Spanish, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning
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Ashley Lear – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study examined a cohort of 12 study abroad participants taking a course on video game topography and narrative in Salamanca, Spain, to determine how inhabiting and co-creating narrative worlds as part of the coursework might impact the experiences of the students inside and outside of the classroom as they engaged in mandated and optional…
Descriptors: Gamification, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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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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Brandauer, Samantha; Carnine, Julia; DeGuzman, Katie; Grazioli, Bruno; Lyons, Lindsey; Sandiford, Nedra; Hartman, Eric – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In the spring of 2020, as COVID-19 forced the suspension of most U.S. education abroad programs, study abroad students returned home, summer programs were canceled, and international educators pondered the unlikelihood of resuming fall 2020 study abroad; larger questions about the future of international education and global learning with limited…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Study Abroad, Distance Education
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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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Heinzmann, Sybille; Ehrsam, Kristina; Hilbe, Robert; Bleichenbacher, Lukas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This contribution discusses two case studies that illustrate the experiences of mobility students who were studying abroad during the first outbreak of COVID19. The case studies have emerged from a larger longitudinal, mixed-method study, which included an interview study with six international students planned for spring 2020. Due to the COVID-19…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Students
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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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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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Slagter, Cynthia; Pyper, Marcie J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article considers the conflict between students' desire to improve their target language skills and their desire for belonging and community. The study, conducted over three years, examines student perceptions of barriers to target language gain during semester-long study abroad. Participants completed surveys, took the Versant Language Test…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Study Abroad, Language Skills, Student Attitudes
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McCoy, Mitchell A.; Holt, Sally – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
As a point of departure for understanding the complexities of Spanish national and individual identities, it is incumbent that a student begin by investigating Spanish iterations of the three Abrahamic religions. This presupposition of religion's centrality in the pursuit of better informed understandings of the Spanish nation, people, history and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Religion, European History
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Quan, Tracy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Despite institutional and national focus on the importance of study abroad (SA) in U.S. higher education, the number of students of color abroad is still disproportionately low (Institute of International Education, 2017). Moreover, there is limited literature examining how race and ethnicity shapes experiences abroad, despite SA research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, College Students, Race
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Gondra, Ager; Czerwionka, Lori – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This investigation examined intercultural knowledge development in a short-term study abroad program in a cultural and linguistic minority context (Basque Country, Spain). A pre- and post-program quantitative and qualitative design was used with 26 participants. The quantitative, survey-based results demonstrated an increase in intercultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Knowledge Management, Pretests Posttests
Pyper, Marcie J.; Slagter, Cynthia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
This article reports on the results of undergraduate students that studied abroad (SA) and primary underlying factors behind their successful language study. The 189 participants were undergraduate students that studied abroad (Spain, Peru, and Honduras) in one of three advanced Spanish language semester-long programs through a Midwest four-year…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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
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Savicki, Victor; Arrúe, Carmen; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Many study abroad programs require language proficiency, emphasize language learning, or otherwise support the development of language skills for their students. A general assumption underlying this attention to foreign language acquisition is that access to the host culture is increased as students are able to converse with host nationals using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language Fluency, Cultural Pluralism
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