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McLaughlin, Jacqueline; Patel, Mit; Johnson, D. Kent; de la Rosa, Carlos L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term study abroad experiences are the most common type of undergraduate study abroad programs offered by universities in the United States. However, and to the best of our knowledge, little empirical research exists on students' learning outcomes following their participation in a short-term program using an integrated research praxis. To…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Ecology
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
McLaughlin, Jacqueline S.; Johnson, D. Kent – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2006
Constructivist learning theory holds that "learning consists less in recording information than in interpreting it. To interpret what is received and is attended to, the learner must personally construct meaning for it." Unfortunately, opportunities for interpreting conceptual information are often lacking in classroom…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), International Educational Exchange, Conservation (Environment), Experiential Learning
Stambolis-Ruhstorfer, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
The last twenty years have witnessed the explosion of a worldwide epidemic. AIDS is a syndrome that crosses national borders and renders obsolete the distinctions between the public and private spheres. Researchers and historians who try to understand the social nuances of AIDS often classify it as a cultural illness that underlines national…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Participant Observation, Prevention, Foreign Countries