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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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Olivia Jones Choplin; Emily Ford – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
It is widely recognized that learning interventions that help student sojourners prepare for and process their study abroad experiences can increase those students' learning gains. What if, however, students express skepticism or resistance to those learning interventions? This article offers a case study of a student-faculty partnership in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Study Abroad
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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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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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Paradise, Tawni; Chowdhury, Tahsin; Davis, Kirsten; Murzi, Homero; Soledad, Michelle – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper discusses a global program for first-year engineering students that typically combines a spring semester course with an international module in the summer. This year, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the course component of the program was redesigned for the post-COVID environment. The purpose of this paper is to present the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Competence, Electronic Learning, Student Experience
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Simopoulou, Zoi; Willis, Alette; Georgiadou, Lorena – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Opportunities for working, volunteering, and studying abroad have become popular in higher education as vehicles for the development of cultural awareness and global citizenship. However, such experiences on their own do not guarantee the development of such attributes. What appears to be essential to maximizing the benefits of educational…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach
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Vorstermans, Jessica; MacDonald, Katie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In this paper we are concerned with the ways in which hosts are often excluded from scholarship and programming of global service learning. By global service learning (GSL), we mean a multiplicity of programs that occur facilitating service work for people across borders, generally with volunteers moving from the North to the South. We present…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Global Approach, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad
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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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Vann Nabi, Hannah; Estes Brewer, Pam – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
This article shares the results of a study that analyzed the website content of eight third-party providers that offer service-learning study abroad programs to college students. The study looked specifically at the information about service-learning projects and how host communities, community partners, and target populations are portrayed or…
Descriptors: Ethics, Service Learning, Study Abroad, Web Sites
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Moreno, Rhia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
This review highlights the neoliberal and neocolonial ideologies embedded within discourses surrounding U.S. study abroad, specifically regarding global citizenship. Drawing on existing literature and recent rhetoric promoting study abroad, it contextualizes contemporary U.S. study abroad from a critical perspective. Synthesizing the voices of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Whalen, Brian; Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Cosmopolitanism is an ambiguous and inherently paradoxical notion. Because of the complexities it raises, it generates analyses and discourses that challenge simplistic assumptions embedded in theory and practice of education abroad. Global citizenship, comprehensive internationalization, cultural relativity, immersion, cross-cultural learning,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Education, Global Approach, Citizenship
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Hartman, Eric; Reynolds, Nora Pillard; Ferrarini, Caitlin; Messmore, Niki; Evans, Sabea; Al-Ebahim, Bibi; Brown, John Matthias – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
This article draws on existing literature, a large, multi-institutional dataset, and several case studies to explore two empirical questions: Do students of color (SOC) differ from white students in statistically significant ways in respect to the global learning goal of cultural humility? And what interactive effects do students and faculty from…
Descriptors: Postcolonialism, Study Abroad, Minority Group Students, White Students
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Schenker, Theresa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The article summarizes the effects of an eight-week short-term study abroad program (four weeks in the United States and four weeks in Germany) on students' global competence. Students' global competence was measured with the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA) before and after the eight-week summer program. Data was collected from three…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Aptitude Tests
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Byker, Erik Jon; Xu, Tingting – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
For students to become global citizens they need globally competent teachers. The purpose of this article is to describe and compare the development of global competencies in teacher candidates who participated in international teaching-focused study abroad programs. The article is framed by Critical Cosmopolitan Theory (Byker, 2013), which offers…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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