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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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Jarman, Michelle; Burman, Mary; Purtzer, Mary Anne; Miller, Katie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This project investigated the learning process and outcomes of a study abroad course in England and France that focused on dramatic social shifts in the world war eras. Well-established adult learning theories provided the course framework, and this study examines the characteristics and elements contributing to transformative learning. Eleven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Ho, Hsiu-Zu; Lam, Yeana W.; Wahl, Kelly; Yao, Eric; Grant, Jackie; Dunne, Padraig – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
This paper examines the impact of assessment and instructional practices in a compressed-format physics abroad program for life science students from a large U.S. university system. Using qualitative case study methodology, the study investigated the major pedagogical functions of assessments and their implications on student learning across three…
Descriptors: Minicourses, Physics, Study Abroad, Biological Sciences
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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
Jackson, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The number of foreign language students who join study abroad programs continues to increase annually, especially those who take part in short-term sojourns lasting eight weeks or less. What can be accomplished in such a short stay in the host culture? Is it possible for sojourners to enhance their proficiency in the host language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Jackson, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
If intercultural awareness is a key area in which sojourners are expected to make progress while abroad, then appropriate methods of assessment should be used to measure the gains they have made. While much attention has focused on the preparation, format, and content of study abroad programs, relatively little has been published about modes of…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad