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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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Katie Dudley; Vinod Sasidharan; Marisa Reyes-Orta; Jose T. Olague – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Service learning (SL) engages students in intentional, collaborative service experiences that promote civic citizenship. The COVID-19 pandemic forced traditional face-to-face SL courses to transition into virtual service learning (e-SL). This paper examines the academic and civic outcomes of an e-SL binational sustainable tourism course for…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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Margaret Arrison Nolan; Peggy Hickman – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
The globalization of business, education, and other sectors has illuminated the need for institutions of higher education to prepare students to adapt, interact, and perform in culturally diverse environments (Arnett, 2002; Brislin & Yoshida, 1994; Elmuti et al., 2005; Williams et al., 2017). Utilizing the conceptual framework of Deardorff's…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Models
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Daniel Antonelli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
The purpose of this focused qualitative study was to examine two urban high school students' perceptions of a study-abroad experience, five years after the fact, with the intention of assessing long-term effects on increased global competency and awareness. The interviewees, selected from 11 participants, brought an already rich intercultural…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education
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Kevin Daniel Fedewa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This preliminary case study used qualitative methods to analyze the experiences of eight short-term education abroad participants prior to, during, and shortly after a two-week program in Taipei. Interpretive analysis of reflection papers, focus group interviews, mobile app assignments, and a post-program evaluation survey revealed that students…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes
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Michele Back – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
I use an ecological approach to analyze a presentation in which four teacher candidates used racialized discourses to describe the indigenous students with whom they worked while studying abroad. I discuss this event and a subsequent interview with two faculty members present at the event, triangulating these data points with program artifacts,…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Kristina M. Angelo; Kaitlyn Ciampaglio; Julie Richards; Anjali Silva; Catherine Ebelke; Gerard T. Flaherty; Gary Brunette; Sarah Kohl – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Background: Knowledge of specific health-related events encountered by students studying abroad and the availability and use of pre-travel healthcare for these students is lacking. Methods: Anonymous web-based questionnaires were sent to study abroad offices, student health centers, and undergraduate students after studying abroad at eight…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Health Services, Student Attitudes
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Katy Lane; Theresa Pesl Murphrey; Gary Briers; Larry Dooley; James Lindner; Christi H. Esquivel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
Providing students opportunities to travel outside their home country to engage new cultures and perspectives increases global awareness and desirable workplace skills. Students are most influenced to go abroad by cost, course(s), length, and destination, and by family, peers, and advisors. This study examined data from 1,807 students at a U.S.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, College Students
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Karsten K. Powell; Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan; Rosemary Battalio – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study explores how a long-running, special education teacher education-focused international immersion experience has grown over time to include robust international exchange between home and host institutions and how participation influenced past participants' professional practice. This research fills a gap in the research linking special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Immersion Programs, International Educational Exchange
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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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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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Fisher, Colleen; Iverson Hitchcock, Laurel; Moak, Stacy; Neyer, Ashley; Moore, Sarah; Marsalis, Scott – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
As a high-impact pedagogical practice, study abroad is frequently utilized as an internationalization strategy to build post-secondary students' global competence, but the impact of faculty-led short-term study abroad may vary widely across outcomes of interest. An understanding of student learning outcomes is especially needed now as COVID-19…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Student Journals
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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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