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Müller, Mareike – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
A relatively small body of research has been conducted on the near- and long-term effects of study abroad (SA) to date. This existing research suggests that SA effects on language skills tend to be volatile, while the impact on various aspects of learners' personal, academic, and professional development may be longer-lasting. Yet, learner…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Length, Study Abroad, Longitudinal Studies
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Rose, Amy; Cooper-Duffy, Karena; Molefe, Bontle Pauline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
A four-week global interdisciplinary service-learning project to Botswana, was developed to increase cultural humility and cross-cultural communication skills in 12 current and future educators of children with autism and developmental disabilities. Participants worked alongside peer educators in eight different special education units across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Service Learning, Cultural Awareness
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Merklen, Emily; Wolfe, Kara; Newell, Amanda M. B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, employers are seeking individuals who can work with people of various cultures. This study sought to answer if international travel, and more specifically study abroad, impacted dietetic students' cultural intelligence. Over 400 responses from dietetic undergraduate and graduate students were analyzed…
Descriptors: Program Length, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Dietetics
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Medora, Nilufer; Taylor, Sarah; Brown, Tiffany L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper presents recommendations for faculty mentors interested in conducting a study abroad program in the social sciences. The recommendations discussed in this paper aim to support faculty in pre-departure planning, during the study abroad experience, and after the study abroad experience concludes. The strategies presented in this paper aim…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Study Abroad, Mentors
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Oshita, Linda – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This reflective essay is written based on the author's experience as a study abroad program visiting resident director in Japan during the 2019-2020 academic year. As the resident director, the author served as the front line of communication and support for the international students on this program during an unprecedented crisis that impacted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
When a class is considered a study abroad rather than on-campus course, new criteria of learning, evaluation, and vocabulary often apply. Calling it "study abroad effects", this article examines such effects on short-term study abroad programs in the US by introducing the notion of the "mode of study abroad learning", a kind of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, Program Development, Program Effectiveness
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Drum, Lori; Sualp, Kenan; Hou, Su-I – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
A convergent, mixed methods study was used to explore the long-term impact on career choice and professional development in healthcare among Taiwan Study Abroad (TWSA) program participants between 2011 and 2015. Data were analyzed by prior study abroad and travel to Asia experience. We conducted an online survey in 2017 (n=38). Overall, 77-87% of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Career Choice
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Luetkemeyer, Jennifer; Jordan, Rebecca – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This mixed methods study reports on seven library science and reading education students' experiences before, during, and after a small newly developed shortterm interdisciplinary study abroad, and its effects on their intercultural sensitivity. The evidence collected in this study affirms our belief in the potential for experiential learning,…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, College Students, Student Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zheng, Liz; Westerhaus-Renfrow, Charlotte; Lin, Stanley Zhiwei; Yang, Yifei – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This study presents evidence of the impact of an innovative pedagogical practice that cultivates and develops the intercultural competence of undergraduate college students. 15 U.S. undergraduate students enrolled in a business study abroad course and 12 Chinese undergraduate students participated in a virtual student exchange project in spring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad
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Jarman, Michelle; Burman, Mary; Purtzer, Mary Anne; Miller, Katie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This project investigated the learning process and outcomes of a study abroad course in England and France that focused on dramatic social shifts in the world war eras. Well-established adult learning theories provided the course framework, and this study examines the characteristics and elements contributing to transformative learning. Eleven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Wickline, Virginia B.; Shea, Allie M.; Young, Cheryl D. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
Undergraduate students (N = 1,261) at a Midwest, public doctoral institution completed intercultural competence (ICC) measures before/after study abroad or an on-campus global course (G-Course). We hypothesized that students in study abroad versus on-campus global courses would differ in ICC both before/after their global experience. We predicted…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods
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McNair, Jonathan K.; Friginal, Eric; Camacho, Alison – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
A major focus of Intensive English Programs (IEPs) in most universities in the United States (U.S.) is English for Academic Purposes (EAP), which prepares English language learners for undergraduate and graduate study, delivered or facilitated in English across scholarly and professional settings. The same EAP approach may also be successfully…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, Program Effectiveness, Educational Innovation
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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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Mogford, Elizabeth; Lyons, Christopher J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Despite recent calls, research on ISL has focused almost exclusively on learning outcomes for global North students. We know comparatively less about how ISL programs may impact the knowledge and perceptions of student participants from host countries in the global South. We examine learning outcomes for Kenyan students who interact with visiting…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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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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