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Heather Haeger; John E. Banks; Roman Christiaens; Lily Amador – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Educational travel, and in particular study abroad programs, are generally beneficial to students, but less is known about impacts on the communities in which they are located. This study explores such impacts for a small rural community in Costa Rica that has hosted dozens of ecotourism and study abroad programs. Sixteen interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Decolonization, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries
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Matthew Bird; Stephen C. Yanchar; Jennifer Bown – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This report describes the moral phenomena that students in an intensive Arabic study abroad program encountered as they tried to find speaking opportunities for themselves outside of institutional arrangements. The ways that participants went about speaking activities were accompanied by tensions that they had to deal with throughout the program.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Arabic, Moral Values, Ethics
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Milton Bennett; Keshia Abraham; Omolabake Fakunle; Julie Ficarra; Amy Henry; Marissa Lombardi; Quinton Redcliffe; Melissa Torres; Barry Van Driel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This white paper is a conceptual summary of a think tank discussion sponsored by The Forum on Education Abroad. Following the traditional use of "white paper" as a call to action in specific contexts, this paper defines the contexts of programming for education abroad and for domestic diversity education and argues for an incorporation…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Global Approach
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Margaret Arrison Nolan; Peggy Hickman – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
The globalization of business, education, and other sectors has illuminated the need for institutions of higher education to prepare students to adapt, interact, and perform in culturally diverse environments (Arnett, 2002; Brislin & Yoshida, 1994; Elmuti et al., 2005; Williams et al., 2017). Utilizing the conceptual framework of Deardorff's…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Models
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Lan Jin; Aparajita Jaiswal; Daniel C. Jones; Muna Sapkota; Shauna N. McClure; Aletha Stahl – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Scholars suggest that study abroad programs must intentionally design and implement intercultural intervention for students' growth. This study used a mixed-method approach to examine the effectiveness of an online curriculum designed to facilitate the intercultural competence development of semester abroad students. Three theories informed the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Study Abroad, Online Courses, Curriculum Development
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Daniel Antonelli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
The purpose of this focused qualitative study was to examine two urban high school students' perceptions of a study-abroad experience, five years after the fact, with the intention of assessing long-term effects on increased global competency and awareness. The interviewees, selected from 11 participants, brought an already rich intercultural…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education
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Hyun-Sook Kang; Dong-Shin Shin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study examined how Korean teacher candidates' understanding of English and their use of the L2 (second language) and other semiotic resources for meaning making could be mediated through a mobile application, Band during study abroad. Drawing on the sociocultural perspective of L2 learning, the teacher candidates' weekly reflections, which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Telecommunications
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Kevin Daniel Fedewa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This preliminary case study used qualitative methods to analyze the experiences of eight short-term education abroad participants prior to, during, and shortly after a two-week program in Taipei. Interpretive analysis of reflection papers, focus group interviews, mobile app assignments, and a post-program evaluation survey revealed that students…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes
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Nina Namaste; Whitney Sherman; Annie Gibson; Ezra Spira-Cohen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
To examine the interaction between educators' intercultural development and students' intercultural growth, we studied the impact of CIEE's Intercultural Communication and Leadership (ICL) course. Our results indicate that Educator, Country, Gender, and Field had impacts on students' intercultural gains (Gibson et al., 2023); the focus of this…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Scoring Rubrics
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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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Müller, Mareike – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
A relatively small body of research has been conducted on the near- and long-term effects of study abroad (SA) to date. This existing research suggests that SA effects on language skills tend to be volatile, while the impact on various aspects of learners' personal, academic, and professional development may be longer-lasting. Yet, learner…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Length, Study Abroad, Longitudinal Studies
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Urlaub, Per; Dessein, Eva – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This article analyzes the perceptions of two undergraduate learners' regarding the educational impact of a collaborative map making project in the context of a summer study abroad program in France, focused on language learning. Over the eight-week long program, students created a digital map with textual and visual annotations that helped them to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Maps, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Magnat, Emilie; Guichon, Nicolas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Smartphones accompany international students as they adapt to different contexts during their stay abroad. In this empirical study, we examined how a group of international students (n=10) in France used their smartphones during the eight-week lockdown that imposed on everyone a stay-at-home order and allowed minimal physical contact (April and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Rose, Amy; Cooper-Duffy, Karena; Molefe, Bontle Pauline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
A four-week global interdisciplinary service-learning project to Botswana, was developed to increase cultural humility and cross-cultural communication skills in 12 current and future educators of children with autism and developmental disabilities. Participants worked alongside peer educators in eight different special education units across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Service Learning, Cultural Awareness
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