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Nguyen, Annie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Assessment is growing for short-term study abroad as the majority of students (63.1%) continue to choose this option (Institute of International Education, 2016). This study uses the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) to examine the impact of short-term study abroad programs on students' overall intercultural competency and the connections…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Student Surveys
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Williams, Tracy Rundstrom – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Numerous studies have shown that simply being in another culture does not guarantee the development of intercultural competence. Students need guidance to seek out opportunities to engage and to make sense of those experiences. Reflection has become a popular methodology to assist students with this. Unfortunately, students often do not know how…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Student Needs
Houser, Chris; Brander, Robert; Brannstrom, Christian; Trimble, Sarah; Flaherty, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
Rip currents are narrow seaward-flowing currents common on many global beaches and are capable of transporting even experienced swimmers a significant distance offshore, placing them at risk of needing rescue or drowning. In this respect, rips represent a significant hazard to beach users around the world and are recognized as a major health…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Knowledge Level, Risk, College Students
Young, Denise Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the association between persistence at the University of Dallas, a private liberal arts university, and participation in a study abroad program. Students who participate in the study abroad program at the University of Dallas spend one semester (typically during the sophomore year) at the Rome campus of the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Core Curriculum, Western Civilization, Academic Persistence