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Quan, Tracy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Despite institutional and national focus on the importance of study abroad (SA) in U.S. higher education, the number of students of color abroad is still disproportionately low (Institute of International Education, 2017). Moreover, there is limited literature examining how race and ethnicity shapes experiences abroad, despite SA research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, College Students, Race
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Duncan-Bendix, Jennifer; Biehl, Maja Sbahl – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The study purpose was to examine U.S. college students' perceptions of their engagement and learning after studying abroad for a semester in Denmark. All students participated in a course focusing on children and adolescents in Scandinavian contexts, a semester-long practicum experience in a Danish educational institution, and two course-embedded…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Study Abroad
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Butler, Paige E.; Madden, Meggan; Smith, Nickie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This research explores institutional practices supporting undocumented student participation in U.S. education abroad at a California public research university. This institution successfully enrolled more than 40 undocumented students studying abroad between 2013 and 2016. Four university staff members, an immigration attorney, and eight…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Study Abroad, Undocumented Immigrants, Interviews
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Ellis, Joseph Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This paper highlights the use of Swedish crime fiction in the classroom to teach politics, especially issues related to immigration and the role of being "foreign". Furthermore, the paper explores how Swedish crime fiction can be incorporated into a study abroad course, examining one such study abroad--known as W'International--on our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crime, Fiction, Literary Genres
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Reading, Jillian; Nelson, Matthew J.; Wegener, Ashley; Arthur, Ann – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore what cultural mentoring looks like in practice in short-term study abroad courses, how frequently instructors engage in cultural mentoring, and what demographic and background variables might predict the extent to which faculty members engage in cultural mentoring. Using data from a survey of 473 faculty…
Descriptors: Mentors, Study Abroad, Predictor Variables, Race
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Coker, Jeffrey Scott; Heiser, Evan; Taylor, Laura – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This five-year study of graduating seniors at Elon University (n = 1,858) compared student outcomes measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement across five study abroad groups: no study abroad, semester, short-term (three-week), two short-terms, and semester plus short-term. Both short-term and semester programs were positively…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Seniors, Outcomes of Education, Learner Engagement
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Whatley, Melissa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This study explores the role of peer influence on students' decisions to participate in study abroad. Although previous research has identified many factors that relate to study abroad participation, peer influence represents an underexplored factor for consideration in this line of research. Using the tools of social network analysis, this study…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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McLaughlin, Jacqueline; Patel, Mit; Johnson, D. Kent; de la Rosa, Carlos L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term study abroad experiences are the most common type of undergraduate study abroad programs offered by universities in the United States. However, and to the best of our knowledge, little empirical research exists on students' learning outcomes following their participation in a short-term program using an integrated research praxis. To…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Ecology
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Gondra, Ager; Czerwionka, Lori – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This investigation examined intercultural knowledge development in a short-term study abroad program in a cultural and linguistic minority context (Basque Country, Spain). A pre- and post-program quantitative and qualitative design was used with 26 participants. The quantitative, survey-based results demonstrated an increase in intercultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Knowledge Management, Pretests Posttests
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Wong, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Intercultural learning requires reflection; education abroad scholars and practitioners hold this belief to be self-evident. Becoming more aware of both others' and one's own culture requires intentional reflection, often facilitated by an expert. However, the practice of guided reflection rests upon the precarious assumption that learners can be…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Drama
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Mason, Nicholas A.; Brunner, Rebecca M.; Ballen, Cissy J.; Lovette, Irby J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Student attrition is a persistent challenge in the life sciences, particularly among underrepresented minorities, first-generation students, and women. Experiential learning through short-term study abroad opportunities diversifies curricula by immersing students in nontraditional academic environments. However, most experiential learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Jolley, Alison; Brogt, Erik; Kennedy, Ben M.; Hampton, Samuel J.; Fraser, Lyndon – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Field education is a critical and enriching component of the undergraduate geoscience curriculum and is enhanced when combined with a study abroad program. The affective domain -- defined in geoscience as emotion, motivation, and connection to Earth -- is an integral part of the field experience. Using questionnaire data collected at the start of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Geology, Field Trips
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Capps, Jennifer E.; Bradford, Jennifer; Namgung, Hyon – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
In this study, we assessed student engagement during a short-term, faculty-led criminal justice study-abroad course using elements of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Study abroad education has been identified as a high-impact learning strategy but significant evidence to support its efficacy is limited, particularly when…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Study Abroad, Correctional Rehabilitation, Program Effectiveness
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Mule, Lucy W.; Audley, Shannon; Aloisio, Kathryn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs are increasingly featured in higher education internationalization efforts. As noted in the literature, such programs can aid in the development of varied student outcomes, including developing global citizenship. This paper presents an examination of the Global Engagement Seminar (GES) program, a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
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Onyenekwu, Ifeyinwa; Angeli, Julianne Marie; Pinto, Ransford; Douglas, Ty-Ron – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
The Institute for International Education's Annual Open Doors Report (2014) indicates that less than 5% of study abroad college students travel to sub-Saharan African countries, with South Africa being the only African country to make the top 25 study abroad destinations for U.S. students, and it attracts only 1.8% of all collegians. Study abroad…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Misconceptions, Content Analysis, Stereotypes
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