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Aurore Mroz; Julia Gorham – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This longitudinal mixed-methods case study aimed to explain why a seemingly ordinary U.S.-affiliated hyper-connected French language learner (Nancy) achieved extraordinary outcomes after 15 weeks in Paris, compared to fifteen Generation Z peers also enrolled in the program. Framed by Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and social pedagogies, the study…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, French, Age Groups, Systems Approach
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McCann, Abbi-Storm; Tan, Lindsay; Thornton, Kate – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This research assessed the impact of study abroad and classroom-based cultural experiences on traditional college students' cultural intelligence (CQ) levels, as measured through the standardized Cultural Intelligence Survey. Data from students participating in cultural experiences were collected using the Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS). The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Educational Experience, College Students
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Buntain, Leighton – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of intercultural learning modules introduced to a faculty and staff study abroad program. Using data from 2014-2018 of Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) scores, this study compared control (2014-2015) and treatment (2016-2018) IDI mean score differences due to the new modules…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals)
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Almassri, Anas N.; Welch, Zhana; Brunsting, Nelson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Although Black students made up 15.7% of all enrollments in higher education in the fall of 2021 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2022), they constituted only 4.1% of all Americans studying abroad in the 2020-2021 academic year (International Institute of Education, 2022). Recent research has begun to turn toward a more qualitative investigation of the study…
Descriptors: African American Students, Study Abroad, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Chang Alexander, Kristofer; Ingersoll, Luke T.; Shields, Cleveland G.; Miller, Monica L.; Gipson, John A.; Calahan, Charles A.; DeMaria, Andrea L.; Chang Alexander, Stewart – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Some colleges, departments, and study abroad offices have developed cultural development courses and study abroad opportunities designed to help improve students' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Some evidence suggests combining these approaches can be effective at helping students increase their Cultural Intelligence (CQ). This study…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Program Length, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions
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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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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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Byker, Erik Jon; Xu, Tingting – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
For students to become global citizens they need globally competent teachers. The purpose of this article is to describe and compare the development of global competencies in teacher candidates who participated in international teaching-focused study abroad programs. The article is framed by Critical Cosmopolitan Theory (Byker, 2013), which offers…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Iqbal, Zafar – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This study compares two marketing-focused short-term study programs in Asia (India and Japan) and highlights reasons as to why students perceive that they learn more in one country than the other. Research to date has sparsely assessed the impact of study abroad programs on students' perceived growth. The existing literature has rarely focused on…
Descriptors: Marketing, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes
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Mule, Lucy W.; Audley, Shannon; Aloisio, Kathryn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs are increasingly featured in higher education internationalization efforts. As noted in the literature, such programs can aid in the development of varied student outcomes, including developing global citizenship. This paper presents an examination of the Global Engagement Seminar (GES) program, a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
Hendrickson, Blake – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
In March of 2011 Unite States president Barack Obama announced the "100,000 strong in the Americas" program during his visit to Chile (U.S. State Department, 2011). The initiative's goal is to reach 100,000 U.S. students studying in Latin America and 100,000 Latin American students studying in the United States. This interchange of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Study Abroad, International Educational Exchange, International Relations
Richart, Adrienne F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Several compelling rationales have driven dramatic increases in the number of students that U.S. American postsecondary institutions send abroad each year. The rationales are political, academic, cultural/social, and economic in nature and undeniably integral to developing graduates who are prepared to compete in the global arena. This study was…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Experience, College Students, Graduation Requirements
Medina, Adriana L.; Hathaway, Jennifer I.; Pilonieta, Paola – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Teacher attitudes toward English language learners (ELLs) can affect what these students will learn. It has been noted that teachers with personal multicultural experiences are likelier to have a more positive attitude towards teaching ELLs (Youngs and Youngs, 2001). Thus, preparing future teachers is vital. This cannot be solely accomplished…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience
Bryant, Kelly M.; Soria, Krista M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
College students in the U.S. are increasingly participating in study abroad opportunities; for example, from the 2010-2011 academic year, 273,996 U.S. students studied abroad, an increase of 1.3% from the previous year (Institute of International Education, 2012). Participation in study abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Sexual Identity, Comparative Analysis, Sexual Orientation
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