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Ashley Lear – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2024
This study examined a cohort of 12 study abroad participants taking a course on video game topography and narrative in Salamanca, Spain, to determine how inhabiting and co-creating narrative worlds as part of the coursework might impact the experiences of the students inside and outside of the classroom as they engaged in mandated and optional…
Descriptors: Gamification, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Bingham, W. Patrick; Brunsting, Nelson C.; Katsumoto, Shinji – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Little focus has been afforded to LGBT+ students' study abroad experiences. We conducted a systematic literature search and synthesis which identified 13 articles either with a focus on or inclusion of participants who were LGBT+ studying abroad. We coded included articles' key information, including participant demographics; program duration,…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Homosexuality
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Fanari, Alice; Segrin, Chris – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This study explores the unique experience of disrupted sojourns and early reentry among U.S. college students who were abruptly repatriated from their study abroad experience in March 2020. Using a combination of focus groups and interviews with 25 U.S. returning students, the findings suggest that students' experiences were characterized by…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Anxiety, Coping
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Bingham, W. Patrick; Mitchell, Marissa; Brunsting, Nelson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
As these LGBTQ+ student populations grow in higher education institutions, it is important to understand not only the on-campus experiences of LGBTQ+ students but also the experiences of these student populations when they study abroad. The results of a 2015 study suggest that LGBTQ+ students are more likely than heterosexual and cisgender…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, At Risk Students, Study Abroad, Student Experience
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Brunsting, Nelson; McGlynn, Sean – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
Research focused on first-generation students' experiences studying abroad is nascent, with all five extant studies published since 2019 (Brunsting, Chiles, et al., 2023). There is strong overlap between first-generation, students of color, and community college students for study abroad participation, as participants in studies were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, First Generation College Students
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Bingham, W. Patrick; Smith, Brynn; Brunsting, Nelson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2023
This research-to-practice brief examines the key outcomes of eight empirical studies that focus explicitly on Latin American and/or Hispanic students during study abroad programs. The study abroad programs predominantly occurred in Central America. Critical to this brief are how heritage learners navigate Latinx cultures as Latinx or Hispanic…
Descriptors: Translation, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Hispanic American Students
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Boulden, Kimberly – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Research has shown that Black students are not participating in study abroad at the same rates as their White peers. This participation gap is concerning given that study abroad is a high-impact experience with discernable benefits for students who participate; study abroad is linked to increased institutional engagement, self-esteem, student…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Experience, Study Abroad, Marketing
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Paradise, Tawni; Chowdhury, Tahsin; Davis, Kirsten; Murzi, Homero; Soledad, Michelle – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper discusses a global program for first-year engineering students that typically combines a spring semester course with an international module in the summer. This year, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the course component of the program was redesigned for the post-COVID environment. The purpose of this paper is to present the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Competence, Electronic Learning, Student Experience
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Bush, Lawson; Jeffers-Coly, Phyllis; Bush, Edward; Lewis, Libby – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper is a critical qualitative study of African American male community college students' education abroad experience in Senegal, West Africa. Currently, there is a lack of research that focuses directly on Black men who are studying abroad. Using African American male theory as the framework, four major themes emerged: men to boys,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Two Year College Students, Student Experience
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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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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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Doughty, Jeremy R.; Nota, Alyssa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
COVID-19 largely brought U.S. education abroad to a halt. As universities and education abroad organizations bolstered risk management policies, students slowly returned to study abroad programs. Our phenomenological study explored the meaning that students who studied abroad during the pandemic gave to their experiences. We found that the essence…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Study Abroad, Mental Health
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Deters, Jessica; Holloman, Teirra K.; Grote, Dustin; Taylor, Ashley R.; Knight, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In study abroad programs, overall student participation and the representation of minoritized students continue to rise, but barriers to participation for minoritized students persist, especially in engineering. As we strive to broaden participation in engineering study abroad programs, we must critically examine the experiences of minoritized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, Engineering Education, Study Abroad
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Savicki, Victor; Price, Michele V. P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Despite the importance of reflection as a crucial element in stimulating successful student experience in study abroad, attempts to define and measure this construct have been fraught with difficulty. This article describes one approach to defining and validating a measure of the reflective process. University students who participated in a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Study Abroad, Writing (Composition), College Students
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Gan, Lydia; Kang, Zhixin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The objective of the research is to investigate if certain demographics of students help explain four areas of potential improvements in predominantly short-term study abroad programs. These areas are motivation, experience enhancement, benefits from various learning activities, and students' concerns regarding their experience. Pre-trip and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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