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Ireland, Colin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Among the responsibilities of international educators is to help students begin the process of identifying the foreign in their new environments in order to learn from it. The major obstacle for Americans studying abroad in developed economies, especially in English-speaking countries, is to become sensitive to the subtleties of foreignness. The…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Study Abroad
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
In international education the conventional wisdom, supported by research, is that more contact with a host culture yields better results for study abroad students. Such exposure to a foreign culture is seen as the "raison d'etre" for study abroad: the mechanism provoking students to challenge their ethnocentric notions and move toward a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Influences, Foreign Culture, Peer Relationship
Miller-Perrin, Cindy; Thompson, Don – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Living and learning in another country, primary conditions of the study abroad experience, are commonly associated with two fundamental outcomes. The first outcome is an increase in "external" connections, manifested through an increased ability to converse in another language and an increased understanding and sensitivity to another…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Learning Experience, Study Abroad
Craig, Ian – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
This paper presents findings of a pilot qualitative study of Caribbean students undertaking overseas immersion primarily for the purpose of perfecting their knowledge of a language and understanding of a culture other than their own. The participants were a group of eleven University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill (Barbados) graduates, five…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Interviews, Diaries, Foreign Countries
Coleman, James A.; Chafer, Tony – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Forty years ago, "abroad" meant little contact with home. Times have changed. Today a U.S. study abroad guidance website advises that Internet access is absolutely essential during study abroad, partly for access to local and world information, but "most importantly, it's the best way to connect to one's friends and family back…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Social Networks, Internet
Comp, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Of the 205,000 U.S. students abroad during the 2004-2005 academic year, only 6,557 or slightly more than 3% of them studied in Germany. The Ohio Alliance reports that only 13% of all U.S. students who studied abroad during the 2004-2005 academic year were from the STEM fields of study. The Institute of International Education Open Doors Report,…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Academic Achievement, Engineering
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Helping students and others facing the task of adapting to a foreign culture is becoming ever more pressing. The current study delves into sociocultural adaptation in order to clarify that process and provide information useful for educators, trainers, coaches, and others guiding those facing a sojourn in a foreign culture. A question to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Acculturation, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning
Braskamp, Larry A.; Braskamp, David C.; Merrill, Kelly – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Education abroad has become an increasingly important educational program (experience) in global learning and development, intercultural competence, intercultural maturity, and intercultural sensitivity of students. Evidence exists that education abroad is a powerful influence on student's attitudes, intercultural skills, learning within a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Student Development, Educational Experience, Study Abroad
Doyle, Dennis – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
While many educators who work closely with study abroad programs could conjure up a litany of testimonials about the dramatic impact of study abroad, it is often difficult to move beyond vaguely descriptive accounts to reliable data showing how this experience influenced a student's growth in intercultural sensitivity and awareness. King and…
Descriptors: Research Design, Student Attitudes, Holistic Evaluation, Holistic Approach
Johnson, Martha – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
In the ongoing dialogue surrounding the project and facilitation of education abroad, several articles and presentations have positioned the conversation in the context of Western colonial history and the behaviors of the colonial traveler. Quite appropriately, such discussions have sought to raise consciousness in regard to the danger of modeling…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Study Abroad, World Views, Educational Objectives
Pagano, Monica; Roselle, Laura – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Students today are becoming more interested in international opportunities for study, and are drawn to alternative programs such as international service learning and international internships. These programs, however, must be carefully designed. In this paper, the authors propose using tools that go beyond the traditional understanding of…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Program Effectiveness
Reilly, Doug; Senders, Stefan – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Study abroad has become, at least rhetorically, a core element in U.S. post-secondary education. For those who practice study abroad and have dedicated themselves to leading students, managing programs, or theorizing the role of study abroad in its relationship to the academy generally, the meaning of their work is powerfully shaped by rhetorical…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Postsecondary Education, Trend Analysis, Social Capital
Soneson, Heidi M.; Cordano, Roberta J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Universal Design provides a framework to effectively increase the number of students studying abroad by creating and expanding supportive environments designed to meet a wide range of student needs. While the concept of Universal Design originated with the needs of students with disabilities, its value and application extend to a much wider…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Program Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Access to Education
Williams, Tracy Rundstrom – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Judging from the recent surge in research on outcomes assessment, many study abroad offices rely on quantitative surveys and measures to collect student outcomes data. This paper presents a multidimensional, qualitative approach to data collection. This approach makes qualitative data easy to collect and encourages students to reflect and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Program Evaluation
Bender, Carol; Wright, David; Lopatto, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Study abroad is the latest "must have" experience for undergraduate students according to an article in the November 4, 2007 "New York Times" (Pappano, 2007). University mission statements increasingly emphasize internationalization and employers increasingly seek graduates with experience in the global arena. This focus on international…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Study Abroad
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