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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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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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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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Buntain, Leighton – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of intercultural learning modules introduced to a faculty and staff study abroad program. Using data from 2014-2018 of Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) scores, this study compared control (2014-2015) and treatment (2016-2018) IDI mean score differences due to the new modules…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals)
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Chang Alexander, Kristofer; Ingersoll, Luke T.; Shields, Cleveland G.; Miller, Monica L.; Gipson, John A.; Calahan, Charles A.; DeMaria, Andrea L.; Chang Alexander, Stewart – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Some colleges, departments, and study abroad offices have developed cultural development courses and study abroad opportunities designed to help improve students' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Some evidence suggests combining these approaches can be effective at helping students increase their Cultural Intelligence (CQ). This study…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Program Length, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions
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Baiutti, Mattia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Although pupil mobility is a core educational activity within the process of internationalising secondary school education, only modest efforts have been made to investigate pupil mobility in upper secondary school and how to asses it. The aim of this article is twofold. First, it presents an assessment framework--the "Intercultura assessment…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Measures (Individuals), Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility
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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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Cartwright, Chris; Stevens, Michael; Schneider, Katharina – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Constructing the learning outcomes and designing the optimal learning environment are valuable practices in teaching and learning endeavors. Doing so for intercultural learning requires a deft balance of learner inputs and instructional acumen. Assessment of intercultural competence is an essential component since it offers learners and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Instructional Design
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Grant, Jacie; Acheson, Kris; Karcher, Elizabeth L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Success in diverse educational and work environments requires intercultural competence, positive attitudes towards difference, and willingness to interact across cultures. Consequently, study abroad participation has increased as universities aim to internationalize; yet we lack clear evidence of study abroad providing students with skills and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, International Education
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Alexander, Kristofer Chang; Ingersoll, Luke T.; Calahan, Charles A.; Miller, Monica L.; Shields, Cleveland G.; Gipson, John A.; Alexander, Stewart Chang – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
This study used a quasi-experimental design to compare the effects of an intercultural development program on students' Cultural Intelligence (CQ) compared with students in a summer research program who did not receive the intervention. Social Learning Theory guided a 9-week student-centered cultural learning course focused on attention,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Comparative Analysis, Summer Programs, Student Centered Learning
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Dunn-Jensen, Linda M.; Osland, Joyce S.; Wells, Pamela M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
Due to Covid-19 and the inaccessibility of study abroad for some students, we successfully tested an alternative for building intercultural effectiveness -- a glocal classroom (GC) pedagogy highlighting assessment as learning. Over a 15-week course, the GC replicated the work context and job demands of expert global leaders and developed global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Metacognition, Feedback (Response)
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Matheus, Carolyn C.; Gaugler, Kevin M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Trends toward short-term academic service-learning abroad necessitate programs designed to maximize effectiveness and measurement of outcomes. The current study sought to strategically foster and measure increases in global mindedness during an immersive community-based global learning program abroad. University students studying either Computer…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Service Learning, Cultural Awareness, Outcomes of Education
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
An underinvestigated and significant source of stress for U.S. student sojourners across racial/ethnic groups is exposure to stereotypes that target their American identity. This study built on the extensive research literature on stereotype threat to investigate U.S. students' vulnerability and reactions to being the target of stereotypes.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Ethnic Stereotypes
Anderson, Christine L.; Lorenz, Karl; White, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
In the United States post 9/11, there is increasing interest by the government and by institutions of higher education in educating students and citizens to more successfully navigate difference and interact in an increasingly connected world. This has led to a rise in the number of U.S. American students studying abroad especially on…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Multicultural Education, Study Abroad, International Education
Gray, Kelsey M.; Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Reentry has become a more focused aspect of study abroad in recent years as the field has moved away from a laissez-faire approach and toward an emphasis on intervention and support of study abroad students in their efforts to make sense of their experiences (Vande Berg, Paige & Lou, 2012). Although not a new concept (Brathurst & La Brack,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Self Concept, Student Adjustment
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