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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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Ashley Lear – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study examined a cohort of 12 study abroad participants taking a course on video game topography and narrative in Salamanca, Spain, to determine how inhabiting and co-creating narrative worlds as part of the coursework might impact the experiences of the students inside and outside of the classroom as they engaged in mandated and optional…
Descriptors: Gamification, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Davis, Kirsten; Deters, Jessica; Ozkan, Desen; Davis, James; Murzi, Homero – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
A study abroad program can be a transformative experience for students, but these programs rely on the support of program leaders who play a crucial mentoring role. Program leaders can also learn from their experiences abroad, but their experiences are less studied than those of students. To better prepare future program leaders, this paper…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Experiential Learning, Transformative Learning
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Weinberg, Lindsay – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This article analyzes the impact of experiential and inquiry-based learning exercises in a 2019 Toronto study abroad course on smart cities for first-year students. The course treated the city as a text to be read, analyzed, and unpacked. Students engaged with the disciplines of urban studies, critical race and ethnic studies, and surveillance…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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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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Luetkemeyer, Jennifer; Jordan, Rebecca – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This mixed methods study reports on seven library science and reading education students' experiences before, during, and after a small newly developed shortterm interdisciplinary study abroad, and its effects on their intercultural sensitivity. The evidence collected in this study affirms our belief in the potential for experiential learning,…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, College Students, Student Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Wairungu, Michael; Carotenuto, Matt – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Do homestays benefit host communities, perpetuate neocolonial relationships, or both? While the St. Lawrence Kenya-Semester Program (KSP) has centered homestays as an essential component of experiential learning and community engagement since 1972, this article flips the script and places homestay families at the center of knowledge production on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Family Environment, Colonialism
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Hoff, Joseph G.; Medina, Adriana L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Like an ecosystem, internationalization has interdependent elements. This case study focuses on one component, faculty preparation and development, which impacts other components such as student learning outcomes. Assessment of short-term study abroad student learning outcomes is a complex process involving faculty development, program design, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Capacity Building, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development
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Hardy, Mat; Totman, Sally – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The Middle East Study Tour (MEST) is a capstone elective unit that stands alone as a credit module towards an undergraduate degree. The tour has the dual purposes of exposing students to the Middle East region's political challenges and better illuminating potential career paths for life after university. But is one student's personal discovery…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Travel, Elective Courses, Units of Study
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Medina, Adriana L.; Kiefel, Karoline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine how literature study and study abroad, in combination as methods of internationalization, influence preservice teachers' (PSTs) intercultural competence and potential future classroom practices. Elementary education PSTs studied abroad in Germany for five weeks. As part of the preparation, they read a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, German Literature, Novels
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Anderson, Kyle David; Knoll, Benjamin; Tyra, Ellen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Religion is a central element in global education, fundamentally affecting how students interact with diverse peoples and cultures and what they learn and experience in foreign environments. Nevertheless, the topic has received little attention for quite some time. This study investigates how students' religious backgrounds, identities, and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Johnstone, Christopher; Smith, Tiffany Lachelle; Malmgren, Jodi – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Study abroad is a high impact practice, touted as a tool for developing global and intercultural awareness. In 2017/18, of the nearly 350,000 U.S. students who studied abroad, sixty-five percent participated in "short-term" programs (IIE, 2018). Short-term programs are often administered as group opportunities, in which students…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Equal Education, Experiential Learning, Study Abroad
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Pavelka, Joe; Minions, Carmanah – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Globalization has created a need for culturally aware globally minded students across North America. Study abroad has increasingly become a normalized part of a young person's education however financial and temporal commitments attached to longer study abroad experiences hinder participation for many. In response, the field school model, which…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Small Group Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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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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