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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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Luxton, India; Valdes-Vasquez, Rodolfo; Ozbek, Mehmet Egemen; Thornes, Laura – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This study examines a short-term study abroad program in Costa Rica. The goals of the study are to (1) investigate the link between high impact learning practices (HIPs) and program learning outcomes and (2) capture the relation between program structure, program facilitation, and student learning networks. The methodology includes ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Correlation, Educational Practices
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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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Hudson, Tara D.; Morgan, Rachel Tomás – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Education abroad is a high-impact practice that can lead to transformational learning because it challenges students emotionally and intellectually. However, differences in program design may have differential impacts on students' learning. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships between design features of education abroad…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Correlation, Program Design
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Engelking, Tama Lea – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The development of intercultural competence and foreign language skills in study abroad and the foreign language (FL) classroom is often seen as an either/or proposition due to lack of time, training or the availability of materials in the target language. The Critical Incident method (CI) provides an example of an intercultural training tool that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Critical Incidents Method, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Whatley, Melissa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This study explores the role of peer influence on students' decisions to participate in study abroad. Although previous research has identified many factors that relate to study abroad participation, peer influence represents an underexplored factor for consideration in this line of research. Using the tools of social network analysis, this study…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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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
Kronholz, Julia F.; Osborn, Debra S. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preliminary findings regarding the effect of a study abroad experience on vocational identity and career decision-making as defined by Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory (Sampson et al., 2004). The results revealed that a study abroad experience significantly impacts college students'…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Student Experience, Career Choice
Gui, Yongxia; Safdar, Saba; Berry, John – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
The current study examies the views of both international and domestic students in Canada using the conceptual and empirical framework from the MIRIPS (Mutual Intercultural Relations in Plural Societies) project (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/cacr/research/mirips). Two hypotheses were examined. First is the "multiculturalism hypothesis"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Foreign Students, College Students
Gray, Kelsey M.; Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Reentry has become a more focused aspect of study abroad in recent years as the field has moved away from a laissez-faire approach and toward an emphasis on intervention and support of study abroad students in their efforts to make sense of their experiences (Vande Berg, Paige & Lou, 2012). Although not a new concept (Brathurst & La Brack,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Self Concept, Student Adjustment
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Since the early 1960s, there has been a steady increase in the number of students enrolled in institutions of higher education outside of their home countries. This study contributes to the information available to study abroad professionals seeking to guide students in selecting programs that are best suited to their individual characteristics…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Predictor Variables, Preferences, Models
Xiao, Feng – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The ability to use language effectively in communication is regarded as important as knowledge of grammatical rules in the communicative competence models. Pragmatic competence, namely the ability to understand and use linguistic forms appropriately according to context, is thus accepted as a vital component of language ability. Recently,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Language Usage, Pragmatics
Walonen, Michael K. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Recent studies have shown that employers are coming to increasingly value study abroad experience among prospective employees, and that study abroad may foster broad cognitive gains among its participants. In their survey of employer attitudes regarding international study, Stevan Trooboff et al. find that senior management and human resources…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement, Maturity (Individuals)
Watson, Jeff R.; Wolfel, Richard – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The interconnectedness of language and culture in a study abroad environment has long been discussed in study abroad research circles. While some researchers see the relationship as complementary (Kasper & Omori, 2010; Selmeski, 2007), others go further to point out a more complex interrelationship (Kramsch, 2003; Silverstein, 2004; Watson,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education
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