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Baiutti, Mattia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Although pupil mobility is a core educational activity within the process of internationalising secondary school education, only modest efforts have been made to investigate pupil mobility in upper secondary school and how to asses it. The aim of this article is twofold. First, it presents an assessment framework--the "Intercultura assessment…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Measures (Individuals), Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility
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Hardy, Mat; Totman, Sally – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The Middle East Study Tour (MEST) is a capstone elective unit that stands alone as a credit module towards an undergraduate degree. The tour has the dual purposes of exposing students to the Middle East region's political challenges and better illuminating potential career paths for life after university. But is one student's personal discovery…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Travel, Elective Courses, Units of Study
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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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Nguyen, Annie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
In a qualitative study, photo narratives from eight students covering eighty total photos were collected and analyzed to understand the existing student experience across eight short-term study abroad programs from three different institutions in Texas. Photos and their connected narrative interviews were examined for compositional focus,…
Descriptors: Photography, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
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Cartwright, Chris; Stevens, Michael; Schneider, Katharina – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Constructing the learning outcomes and designing the optimal learning environment are valuable practices in teaching and learning endeavors. Doing so for intercultural learning requires a deft balance of learner inputs and instructional acumen. Assessment of intercultural competence is an essential component since it offers learners and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Instructional Design
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Grant, Jacie; Acheson, Kris; Karcher, Elizabeth L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Success in diverse educational and work environments requires intercultural competence, positive attitudes towards difference, and willingness to interact across cultures. Consequently, study abroad participation has increased as universities aim to internationalize; yet we lack clear evidence of study abroad providing students with skills and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, International Education
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Martin, Jillian; Moore, Candace M.; Foley, Alexis D.; McDermid, Kiyah T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The Higher Education in the Ghanaian Context (HEGC!) study abroad program was created to engage participants in a critical examination of concepts related to power, privilege, and oppression within higher education settings in Ghana and the United States. The course has three components: pre-immersion, immersion, and emersion that are guided by a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Power Structure, Higher Education
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Alexander, Kristofer Chang; Ingersoll, Luke T.; Calahan, Charles A.; Miller, Monica L.; Shields, Cleveland G.; Gipson, John A.; Alexander, Stewart Chang – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
This study used a quasi-experimental design to compare the effects of an intercultural development program on students' Cultural Intelligence (CQ) compared with students in a summer research program who did not receive the intervention. Social Learning Theory guided a 9-week student-centered cultural learning course focused on attention,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Comparative Analysis, Summer Programs, Student Centered Learning
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Dunn-Jensen, Linda M.; Osland, Joyce S.; Wells, Pamela M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Due to Covid-19 and the inaccessibility of study abroad for some students, we successfully tested an alternative for building intercultural effectiveness -- a glocal classroom (GC) pedagogy highlighting assessment as learning. Over a 15-week course, the GC replicated the work context and job demands of expert global leaders and developed global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Metacognition, Feedback (Response)
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Berdrow, Iris; Dayal, Samir; Hauserman, Shawn; Schlegel, Natalie; Schuller, Lauren – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Since 2009, Bentley University has engaged in assessment of intercultural effectiveness in undergraduate students. The instrument used was the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale, which measures six dimensions using a self-report instrument. The longitudinal data analysis showing results in correlation and causation indicated that while…
Descriptors: Universities, Undergraduate Students, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Awareness
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Johnson, Martha; Larsen, Anders – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
This article illustrates the problematic nature of the use of intercultural, international exchange as the primary or singular mode of understanding the study abroad experience and proposes alternative ways of talking to students about their study abroad experiences. While the focus on cultural exchange may be a practical trope, it creates a clear…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Experience, Cultural Influences, Identification
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Whalen, Brian; Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Cosmopolitanism is an ambiguous and inherently paradoxical notion. Because of the complexities it raises, it generates analyses and discourses that challenge simplistic assumptions embedded in theory and practice of education abroad. Global citizenship, comprehensive internationalization, cultural relativity, immersion, cross-cultural learning,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Education, Global Approach, Citizenship
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Petrie-Wyman, Jennifer L.; Murrell, Audrey J.; Schultz, Bryan – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
This article presents the results of a mixed methods survey collected from male and female business students that have studied abroad and not studied abroad. The survey of business students indicates significant differences between men and women that have studied abroad regarding motivation and outcomes of study abroad experience. This paper…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Females, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education
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Matheus, Carolyn C.; Gaugler, Kevin M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Trends toward short-term academic service-learning abroad necessitate programs designed to maximize effectiveness and measurement of outcomes. The current study sought to strategically foster and measure increases in global mindedness during an immersive community-based global learning program abroad. University students studying either Computer…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Service Learning, Cultural Awareness, Outcomes of Education
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McCleeary, Morgan; Sol, Niki – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Examining how students develop abroad within a given study abroad program model can provide insight into their experiences and how to best support them. This study explores the experiences of students who studied abroad through one of Midwest College's five hybrid study abroad programs during the 2016-2017 academic year. Semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Student Development, College Students
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