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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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Zakaria Fahmi; Dakota Liska – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Following the 9/11 tragedies, the interest in Arabic language and culture in nontraditional destinations such as MENA (Middle East & North Africa) has become vastly obscured with sociocultural and political issues. The mandate to maintain national security served to designate the language and its destinations critical, producing the hegemony…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Discourse Analysis, Global Approach, Arabic
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Cherese F. Fine; Katrina Black Reed; Lauren N. Duffy; Laetitia K. Adelson; Jason F. Combs; Kendra Stewart-Tillman – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Using a case study approach, this study examined the role that spatialized notions of race and sense of belonging had on 10 Black students from a predominantly White institution, in a diasporic study abroad experience in Cuba. In particular, this study explored how race was situated in the study abroad program (space) and in Cuba (place) and how…
Descriptors: African American Students, Study Abroad, Race, Blacks
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Dianne Burke Moneypenny; Rosalie S. Aldrich – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Study abroad is an important piece of the internationalization of curriculum and is particularly advantageous for second language learners. Many students study abroad to learn a language and the majority of students studying abroad enroll in shorter-term programs. Given their strong representation in the field of study abroad, the following…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Spanish, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning
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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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Katie Dudley; Vinod Sasidharan; Marisa Reyes-Orta; Jose T. Olague – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Service learning (SL) engages students in intentional, collaborative service experiences that promote civic citizenship. The COVID-19 pandemic forced traditional face-to-face SL courses to transition into virtual service learning (e-SL). This paper examines the academic and civic outcomes of an e-SL binational sustainable tourism course for…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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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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Michele Back – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
I use an ecological approach to analyze a presentation in which four teacher candidates used racialized discourses to describe the indigenous students with whom they worked while studying abroad. I discuss this event and a subsequent interview with two faculty members present at the event, triangulating these data points with program artifacts,…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Theresa G. Schnable; Christine A. Schindler; Jeffrey D. Roche; Karli Webster; Chris Larkee; Maharaj Singh; John F. Ladisa Jr. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This pilot study adds to the understanding of interventions to manage acculturative stress experienced during undergraduate study abroad programs. It was designed to evaluate the impact of cognitive behavioral strategy training combined with intentional practice during mixed reality (MR) simulations on acculturative stress. Participants included a…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Study Abroad, Acculturation, Self Efficacy
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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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Kristina M. Angelo; Kaitlyn Ciampaglio; Julie Richards; Anjali Silva; Catherine Ebelke; Gerard T. Flaherty; Gary Brunette; Sarah Kohl – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Background: Knowledge of specific health-related events encountered by students studying abroad and the availability and use of pre-travel healthcare for these students is lacking. Methods: Anonymous web-based questionnaires were sent to study abroad offices, student health centers, and undergraduate students after studying abroad at eight…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Health Services, Student Attitudes
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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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Karsten K. Powell; Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan; Rosemary Battalio – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study explores how a long-running, special education teacher education-focused international immersion experience has grown over time to include robust international exchange between home and host institutions and how participation influenced past participants' professional practice. This research fills a gap in the research linking special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Immersion Programs, International Educational Exchange
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