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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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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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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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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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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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Almassri, Anas N.; Kullar, Randeep; Brunsting, Nelson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Asian and Asian American students comprise 7.5% of all participants in U.S. study abroad, compared to 9% Hispanic, 4.7% African American or Black, and 71.2% White students. However, beyond one large-scale study of academic outcomes, only three studies--all with fewer than four participants--have investigated the study abroad experiences and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Asian American Students, Outcomes of Education, Educational Experience
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Medora, Nilufer; Taylor, Sarah; Brown, Tiffany L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper presents recommendations for faculty mentors interested in conducting a study abroad program in the social sciences. The recommendations discussed in this paper aim to support faculty in pre-departure planning, during the study abroad experience, and after the study abroad experience concludes. The strategies presented in this paper aim…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Study Abroad, Mentors
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Machin, Elizabeth; Tragant, Elsa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The present study seeks to offer insights into how former study abroad students, temporally beyond the period of initial re-entry into their home environments, perceive Spanish as a foreign language in their lives now. This post-sojourn period is explored within the framework of the L2 Motivational Self System (Dörnyei, 2009) and the expanded…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Burnside, Kayli Elaine; Wildermuth, Cristina de Mello e Souza; Wildermuth, Marguerite Pauline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In the first week of March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide, fourteen American travelers spent a week in Morocco. The researchers analyzed electronic correspondence, journals, recorded discussions among program participants, and interviews. The data suggest that: (1) participants experienced culture shock very early in the trip; (2)…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad
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Erbstein, Nancy; London, Jonathan K.; Poudel, Bijaya Raj; Katwal, Samrat – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
"Nepal: Community, Technology and Sustainability" brings together cohorts of US-based university students and Nepalese university students in a hybrid online/mobility program that supports intercultural, interdisciplinary, community-engaged, project-based learning. The program seeks to adopt a decolonial pedagogical model that centers…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Disadvantaged, College Faculty, Transformative Learning
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Chiocca, Emmanuelle S. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
With the growth of short-term study abroad programs comes the need to develop impactful curricula and to provide supportive environments for deep learning abroad that is more than "upgraded" tourism but rather focused on educational outcomes. This qualitative case study investigates the experiences of five study abroad participants in…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Learning Processes
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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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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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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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