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McComb, Sara A.; Fedele, Lorenzo; Brunese, Patrick A.; Simpson, Vicki L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to describe a short-term study abroad program that exposes engineering and nursing undergraduate students from the United States and Italy to an intercultural and interprofessional immersion experience. Faculty from Purdue University and Sapienza Università di Roma collaborated to design a technical program that…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Public Health
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Paras, Andrea; Carignan, Michael; Brenner, Ashley; Hardy, Jane; Malmgren, Jodi; Rathburn, Melanie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
With the proliferation of short-term study abroad programs at institutions of higher education, there is a need for more rigorous assessment of how these programs contribute to intercultural learning. This article presents a multi-institutional comparative study of students' intercultural learning in six short-term study abroad programs in Canada…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Hamilton, Ali; Rubin, Donald; Tarrant, Michael; Gleason, Mikkel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Reflection is an essential process for optimizing student learning outcomes in study abroad. Composing digital stories is a promising strategy for achieving high quality reflection. In this project we developed and explicated a rubric for assessing how students used the digital storytelling format to reflect on their study abroad experiences. We…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Scoring Rubrics
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Coker, Jeffrey Scott; Heiser, Evan; Taylor, Laura – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This five-year study of graduating seniors at Elon University (n = 1,858) compared student outcomes measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement across five study abroad groups: no study abroad, semester, short-term (three-week), two short-terms, and semester plus short-term. Both short-term and semester programs were positively…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Seniors, Outcomes of Education, Learner Engagement
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Capps, Jennifer E.; Bradford, Jennifer; Namgung, Hyon – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
In this study, we assessed student engagement during a short-term, faculty-led criminal justice study-abroad course using elements of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Study abroad education has been identified as a high-impact learning strategy but significant evidence to support its efficacy is limited, particularly when…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Study Abroad, Correctional Rehabilitation, Program Effectiveness
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Macedo, Joseli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity to evaluate pedagogic models. The role of studios in design and planning pedagogy has been examined. However, how the general framework of a studio supports other pedagogic models has not been widely discussed. This article assesses a series of urban planning and design studios conducted abroad to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Alonso García, Nuria; Longo, Nicholas V. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
This essay explores the potential value of short-term study abroad experiences within the unique framework of a new global service-learning program at Providence College which connects international with local engagement as a way to "do more with less." The authors first introduce a typology for global service-learning, illustrating how…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Study Abroad, Global Education, College Students
Lee, Jasmine; Green, Qiana – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
This research adds to the dearth of literature examining the experiences of Black students who study abroad. Additionally, this project extends the literature on the influence of diasporic travel on US Black undergraduate students. Because study abroad has positive benefits for student learning and development (Brux & Fry, 2010), targeted…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
Shiveley, James; Misco, Thomas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
In recent years, teacher education programs across the country have worked to increase the focus on global competency among the skills needed for a beginning teacher. For the purposes of this study, global competency is defined as, "a body of knowledge about the world regions, cultures, and global issues, and the skills and dispositions to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Experience, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Giedt, Todd; Gokcek, Gigi; Ghosh, Jayati – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
This paper argues for a reimagining of education abroad that fuses short-term programming with some kind of experiential research component led by home campus disciplinary faculty, especially those in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, in order to better integrate the study abroad program into the core undergraduate…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Research, Study Abroad, Educational Innovation
Engberg, Mark E.; Jourian, T. J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Although many findings related to study abroad point to the myriad benefits of such experiences, these studies focus more exclusively on direct effects (Engberg, 2013; Vande Berg, Connor-Linton, & Paige, 2009), overlooking a number of process-oriented variables that mediate the development of different outcomes associated with study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education
Watson, Jeff R.; Wolfel, Richard – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The interconnectedness of language and culture in a study abroad environment has long been discussed in study abroad research circles. While some researchers see the relationship as complementary (Kasper & Omori, 2010; Selmeski, 2007), others go further to point out a more complex interrelationship (Kramsch, 2003; Silverstein, 2004; Watson,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education
Wandschneider, Elizabeth; Pysarchik, Dawn T.; Sternberger, Lee G.; Ma, Wenjuan; Acheson, Kris; Baltensperger, Brad; Good, R. T.; Brubaker, Brian; Baldwin, Tamara; Nishitani, Hajime; Wang, Felix; Reisweber, Jarrod; Hart, Vesna – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
In a diverse portfolio of curricular and programmatic options in colleges and universities, global education has become highly prominent over the past 50 years. To take one of any number of indices in this regard, the Institute of International Education (2014) reported that a record number of global students, 886,052, studied at U.S. institutions…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Study Abroad, Global Education, Educational Trends
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Engle, Lilli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
With the interconnectedness of the peoples and nations of our world every year more patently apparent, the international education community has responded with heightened urgency to the challenge of integrating the discovery and understanding of other countries, cultures, and realities into the university curriculum. Even as all involved still…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Outcomes of Education, Universities
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Soria, Krista M.; Cherney, Blythe T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Study abroad opportunities continue to be a popular choice for U.S. college students looking to expand their undergraduate education. In response to the increasing demand for international opportunities, campuses have diversified their study abroad program models. On many campuses, students not only have opportunities to study abroad during…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, International Education, Volunteers
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