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Morgan, Jeff – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Cultural sensitivity theory is the study of how individuals relate to cultural difference. Using literature to help students prepare for study abroad, instructors could analyze character and trace behavior through a model of cultural sensitivity. Milton J. Bennett has developed such an instrument, The Developmental Model of Intercultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnocentrism, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad
Harrison, J. Kline; Brower, Holly H. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Over the last decade the number of students studying abroad has increased 150% to more than a quarter of a million. The programs in which these students participate are no longer seen as simply a campus extension of academic exercise, but as an overall educational experience that develops holistic life skills in the participants. Through their…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Development
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Foreign language proficiency and learning are crucial parts of many study abroad programs; especially those whose host culture language is different than that of the native language of students electing to study in them. Indeed, how a program organizes itself regarding pre-departure language proficiency requirements, on site language learning, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Social Environment, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
Anderson, Phillip H.; Lawton, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
As international travel has become more commonplace and as the economies of the world have become more interdependent, both students and faculties are recognizing the importance of increasing students' ability to function effectively in a global community. Study abroad programs are seen by many as an effective means to provide students with the…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Program Effectiveness, Global Approach, Study Abroad
Merrill, Martha C.; Frost, Caren J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
International and intercultural learning requires flexibility, openness, and a willingness to adjust--on the part of the school as well as the student. Yet in social work, as in other professions requiring licensure and preparing professionals to work with vulnerable populations, flexibility is not simply a matter of convincing a department head…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Social Work, Department Heads, Foreign Students
Kenney, Lance – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Cross-/inter-cultural development, language acquisition, employment potential, and the impact of homestays, program duration, direct enrollment, even grading policies have been analyzed in the pages of "Frontiers" and other journals. This analysis more often than not utilizes methodologies particular to social science research. What has been…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness
Ritsema, Mieka; Knecht, Barbara; Kruckemeyer, Kenneth – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
While urban settlements have been an integral part of human life for millennia, cities today are arguably at the heart of survival on, and of, this planet. More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and urban centers present some of the greatest social and environmental challenges of their time. Though students may study in or…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Thematic Approach
Rodriguez, Karen; Rink, Bradley – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
As international educators, the overwhelmingly urban context of study abroad requires not only a more intense querying of "the city" as a concept, but also more attention to how students could engage with and learn from the urban landscape. In this article, the authors begin with a theoretical flanerie through a range of ideas related to the city…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Learner Engagement
Mikal, Jude P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Dubbed the Net Generation, modern university students have grown up not only with advanced communication technologies at their disposal, but using such technologies to both maintain and create social networks of support. In a study abroad context, the maintenance of dual on- and offline personas provides students with the opportunity to demolish…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Maintenance, Foreign Countries
Diao, Wenhao; Freed, Barbara; Smith, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The past 20 years have witnessed enormous growth in a diverse array of studies which explore the linguistic impact of study abroad (SA) experiences. During this period a multitude of research projects have investigated SLA/L2 learning in SA, in a number of different languages (Russian, Japanese, French, Spanish, English), utilizing diverse…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Research Projects, Standardized Tests, Syntax
Dvorak, Andrea M. W.; Christiansen, Lars D.; Fischer, Nancy L.; Underhill, Joseph B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The last two decades have seen institutions of higher education put increasing emphasis on both internationalizing their institutions and making them more sustainable. While laudable in their own right, there are contradictions and tensions between these goals, in particular when the carbon emissions involved in international activities like study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
Jackson, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The number of foreign language students who join study abroad programs continues to increase annually, especially those who take part in short-term sojourns lasting eight weeks or less. What can be accomplished in such a short stay in the host culture? Is it possible for sojourners to enhance their proficiency in the host language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Molony, John – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
International learning mobility is a strategic and operational priority for both the federal government and the majority of universities in Australia. Dating back over a decade, successive governments have stressed the public good to be derived from having an increased proportion of students participating in mobility programs. It is seen as…
Descriptors: Program Development, Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Labor Force Development
Riggan, Jennifer; Gwak, Sonya; Lesnick, Joy; Jackson, Kara; Olitsky, Stacey – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Short-term study tours are among the fastest growing of study abroad experiences and serve the largest percentage of students choosing to study abroad. Fifty-six percent of students studying abroad go on short-term study trips lasting anywhere from two to eight weeks. These trips have the advantage of being able to provide study travel experiences…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Study Abroad
Fine, Janis B.; McNamara, Krista W. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
In times of increased global interdependence, producing inter-culturally competent school leaders who can engage in informed, ethical decision-making when confronted with problems that involve a diversity of perspectives is becoming an urgent leadership priority. Helping school leaders form and internalize a global perspective requires today's…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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