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Vande Berg, Michael; Connor-Linton, Jeffrey; Paige, R. Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Six years ago, Georgetown University's Office of International Programs, together with partner institutions, designed a large-scale, multi-year study of U.S. student learning abroad. The data support three broad conclusions with significant implications for study abroad policies and practices. This analysis concentrates for the most part on one…
Descriptors: International Programs, Learning Strategies, Study Abroad, Consortia
Evans, Stephanie Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
EIn this article, the author presents a little-known but detailed history of Black women's tradition of study abroad. Specifically, she situates Dr. Anna Julia Cooper within the landscape of historic African American students who studied in Japan, Germany, Jamaica, England, Italy, Haiti, India, West Africa, and Thailand, in addition to France. The…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Interests, Foreign Countries
Dervin, Fred – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Study abroad is often referred to, first and foremost, as an intercultural experience during which "cultures" are encountered and for which mobile students should be prepared. This article, which is based on research carried out on various aspects of student mobility in Europe, and more precisely in Finland, aims to go beyond the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Misconceptions
Duperron, Lucile; Overstreet, Mark H. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Study abroad (SA) is one of the flagship offerings among United States higher education institutions. Approximately 220,000 students studied abroad in the 2005/2006 academic year, 52.8% of whom studied on programs that lasted eight weeks or less. The effect of these short-term programs on second language development has been little investigated,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Prior Learning
Lucas, John – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Foreign language professionals have demonstrated the benefits of learning language in an immersion environment and intercultural specialists can attest to the benefits of exposure to different world views in terms of increased tolerance for ambiguity and acceptance of difference. Study abroad can be a tremendously beneficial and positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Mental Disorders
Moseley, William – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
While study abroad is increasingly popular among students in the United States (IIE 2007), tenure track faculty involvement with these programs has not kept up with demand. University and college-run programs often struggle to find sufficient numbers of tenure track faculty, especially junior faculty, to staff their programs. While older faculty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty
Phillion, JoAnn; Malewski, Erik L.; Sharma, Suniti; Wang, Yuxiang – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Universities in the United States and elsewhere offer study abroad programs to meet requirements that graduates have cross-cultural competencies and an international perspective on their discipline. Study abroad courses and field experiences for preservice teachers address two major challenges specific to the teaching profession: (1) how to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Rexeisen, Richard J.; Anderson, Philip H.; Lawton, Leigh; Hubbard, Ann C. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Study abroad is an expensive, resource intensive activity for both students and their home institution. With an estimated 200,000 American students studying abroad in 2006, and an annual growth rate of eight percent, program administrators and international scholars are increasingly being asked to document the learning outcomes associated with…
Descriptors: International Education, Grade Point Average, Alumni, Program Effectiveness
Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The broad enthusiasm for service-learning on U.S. campuses and in education abroad is an extremely welcome development. However, the status of service-learning is problematic institutionally and academically. It is frequently not located in mainstream academic departments or is seen as an incidental activity nor does it, for the most part, achieve…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Strategies, Reputation, Academic Education
Harrison, J. Kline; Voelker, Elizabeth – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
This research investigated the cross-cultural adjustment of study abroad students and the associated impact of two personality variables--(1) emotional intelligence (EI) and entrepreneurial attitude orientation (EAO). This study was conducted among undergraduate sojourners from a small, private university in the southeastern United States. A…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Private Colleges, Personality Traits, Measures (Individuals)
Hoff, Joseph G.; Paige, R. Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The ability of study abroad program professionals to teach culture and language learning strategies depends on many factors, such as their educational background, their preparation for this work, the commitment of their institution to preparing them, and the nature of the training materials available for their use. Until the publication of…
Descriptors: International Education, Learning Strategies, Educational Background, Study Abroad
Norris, Emily Mohajeri; Steinberg, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Study abroad is a holistic educational experience that affords participants opportunities to develop new academic interests, participate in academic internships, establish friendships with host country nationals, explore a new culture, expand their worldview and sense of self, as well as improve their target language skills. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Alumni, Language Skills, Educational Experience
Rust, Val; Dhanatya, Cathryn; Furuto, Linda H. L.; Kheiltash, Omid – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In this study, the authors analyze the 2003 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey to investigate whether freshmen who intend to study abroad express a history of active involvement. The CIRP Freshman Survey has a number of items indicating student involvement and participation. The authors created six scales based on…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Institutional Research, Student Participation, Study Abroad
Trooboff, Stevan; Vande Berg, Michael; Rayman, Jack – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In recent years, as study abroad professionals have come to focus more squarely on the question of what students are in fact learning abroad, there has been increasing speculation about the extent to which study abroad increases prospects for employability following graduation. Common wisdom has it that undergraduates who study abroad have an…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employer Attitudes, Personnel Selection, Graduation
Ogden, Anthony – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Like the steady stream of colonial families of decades past traveling to their country's dominions abroad, contemporary education abroad students are similar passengers on a powerful steamship bound for lands of new sounds, sights and wonders. Although their studies may be challenging and demanding, students are exhilarated with thoughts of new…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad
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