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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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Dianne Burke Moneypenny; Rosalie S. Aldrich – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Study abroad is an important piece of the internationalization of curriculum and is particularly advantageous for second language learners. Many students study abroad to learn a language and the majority of students studying abroad enroll in shorter-term programs. Given their strong representation in the field of study abroad, the following…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Spanish, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning
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Matthew Bird; Stephen C. Yanchar; Jennifer Bown – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This report describes the moral phenomena that students in an intensive Arabic study abroad program encountered as they tried to find speaking opportunities for themselves outside of institutional arrangements. The ways that participants went about speaking activities were accompanied by tensions that they had to deal with throughout the program.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Arabic, Moral Values, Ethics
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Hyun-Sook Kang; Dong-Shin Shin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study examined how Korean teacher candidates' understanding of English and their use of the L2 (second language) and other semiotic resources for meaning making could be mediated through a mobile application, Band during study abroad. Drawing on the sociocultural perspective of L2 learning, the teacher candidates' weekly reflections, which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Telecommunications
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Aurore Mroz; Julia Gorham – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This longitudinal mixed-methods case study aimed to explain why a seemingly ordinary U.S.-affiliated hyper-connected French language learner (Nancy) achieved extraordinary outcomes after 15 weeks in Paris, compared to fifteen Generation Z peers also enrolled in the program. Framed by Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and social pedagogies, the study…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, French, Age Groups, Systems Approach
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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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Moranski, Kara; Godoy-Peñas, Juan; Issa, Bernard; Faretta-Stutenberg, Mandy; Wood Bowden, Harriet – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This exploratory study evaluated the impact of a Spanish second language (L2) domestic immersion (DI) program that was developed expediently at a large university in the United States in response to widespread study abroad (SA) program closures due to COVID-19. Spanish language learners (n = 14) participated in an intensive, six-week summer…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad, Task Analysis
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Magnat, Emilie; Guichon, Nicolas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Smartphones accompany international students as they adapt to different contexts during their stay abroad. In this empirical study, we examined how a group of international students (n=10) in France used their smartphones during the eight-week lockdown that imposed on everyone a stay-at-home order and allowed minimal physical contact (April and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Almassri, Anas N.; Welch, Zhana; Brunsting, Nelson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Although Black students made up 15.7% of all enrollments in higher education in the fall of 2021 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2022), they constituted only 4.1% of all Americans studying abroad in the 2020-2021 academic year (International Institute of Education, 2022). Recent research has begun to turn toward a more qualitative investigation of the study…
Descriptors: African American Students, Study Abroad, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Almassri, Anas N.; Kullar, Randeep; Brunsting, Nelson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Asian and Asian American students comprise 7.5% of all participants in U.S. study abroad, compared to 9% Hispanic, 4.7% African American or Black, and 71.2% White students. However, beyond one large-scale study of academic outcomes, only three studies--all with fewer than four participants--have investigated the study abroad experiences and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Asian American Students, Outcomes of Education, Educational Experience
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Machin, Elizabeth; Tragant, Elsa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The present study seeks to offer insights into how former study abroad students, temporally beyond the period of initial re-entry into their home environments, perceive Spanish as a foreign language in their lives now. This post-sojourn period is explored within the framework of the L2 Motivational Self System (Dörnyei, 2009) and the expanded…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Prevratilova, Silvie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
A cohort of American students came to Prague for their Study Abroad in spring 2020. They signed up for a Czech language course but had to leave the country in the middle of the term and continue learning from homes. At the end of the term, they were asked to write a short reflective essay on how their motivation to learn Czech transformed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Slavic Languages, Second Language Learning
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Santiso, Gorka Basterretxea; Sanz, Cristina – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The impacts of COVID-19 on Study abroad (SA) are deep and widespread and potentially affect the factors that guide US undergraduate students' choices as they relate to SA. To investigate them, the present study relies on the MSA (Motivation to SA questionnaire: Anderson & Lawton, 2015) and adds two new groups of factors: language learning and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, COVID-19, Pandemics, Undergraduate Students
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Bryan, Daniel; Viteri, Chelsea; Murphy Hatz, Caitlin; Csoman, Kati R.; Pilaquinga, Edwin Manuel; McGrath, Emily – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This article uses a case study approach to reimagine risk management in education abroad programming. It brings together a group of program partners to explore pre-COVID risk management decision-making during political unrest in Ecuador in 2019. Through continued dialogue and self-directed creative reflection techniques, the partners (a Dean of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Risk Management, Study Abroad, Partnerships in Education
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