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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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Urlaub, Per; Dessein, Eva – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This article analyzes the perceptions of two undergraduate learners' regarding the educational impact of a collaborative map making project in the context of a summer study abroad program in France, focused on language learning. Over the eight-week long program, students created a digital map with textual and visual annotations that helped them to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Maps, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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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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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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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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Martin, Jillian; Moore, Candace M.; Foley, Alexis D.; McDermid, Kiyah T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The Higher Education in the Ghanaian Context (HEGC!) study abroad program was created to engage participants in a critical examination of concepts related to power, privilege, and oppression within higher education settings in Ghana and the United States. The course has three components: pre-immersion, immersion, and emersion that are guided by a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Power Structure, Higher 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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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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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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Iqbal, Zafar – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This study compares two marketing-focused short-term study programs in Asia (India and Japan) and highlights reasons as to why students perceive that they learn more in one country than the other. Research to date has sparsely assessed the impact of study abroad programs on students' perceived growth. The existing literature has rarely focused on…
Descriptors: Marketing, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes
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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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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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Mule, Lucy W.; Audley, Shannon; Aloisio, Kathryn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs are increasingly featured in higher education internationalization efforts. As noted in the literature, such programs can aid in the development of varied student outcomes, including developing global citizenship. This paper presents an examination of the Global Engagement Seminar (GES) program, a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
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Savicki, Victor; Price, Michele V. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Reflection supports actively transforming perspectives regarding study abroad experiences. The current study examines the "how" of reflection. Content of reflections is dictated by questions posed. The process of reflection is less prescribed yet revealing of paths to student understanding. Students posted to a web log (blog) over six…
Descriptors: Reflection, Longitudinal Studies, Study Abroad, Student Journals
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