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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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Unkule, Kalyani – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The tenets of Hinduism share a complicated relationship with international higher education for an important reason: the purported taboo over crossing oceans. The ethos of Hinduism, however, is deeply embedded in a posited harmony of individuals and cultures. This makes it a faith that at once embraces the value of intercultural exchange while…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences
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Elliott, Timothy Lynn; Romito, Lorien – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Students studying at US institutions of higher education come from a broad range of religious and non-religious traditions. Yet religion is often a "no go" topic of discussion within the American cultural context and educators frequently lack the training to engage in productive conversations about this aspect of students' identities.…
Descriptors: Religion, Cultural Pluralism, Study Abroad, Self Concept
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Nyitray, Vivian-Lee – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
When preparing students for study abroad, understanding the religious dimension of the target country/culture is generally viewed as essential for cultural competency training. What is generally left unexamined is the civil religious culture that might be operative. This essay first provides an introduction to the concept as it was introduced by…
Descriptors: Religion, Coping, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Stanley, Joseph F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This essay explores Italian mercantile perceptions of the non-western Mediterranean world during the late Middle Ages. In particular, it analyzes the corpus of merchant manuals known as "pratiche della mercatura" and argues that the intercultural and cross-confessional material included in these handbooks were vital components that…
Descriptors: Business Communication, International Trade, Intercultural Communication, Guides
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Dinani, Thandiwe – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Spiritual development is an epistemological journey of seeking to make meaning of life's activities, order, and relationship between events (Love, 2002). This process occurs when students experience a degree of dissonance that pushes them to question what they know, how they know it, and expand their understanding based on new experiences and…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Study Abroad, African American Students, Constructivism (Learning)
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Ulrich, Edward T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
For the first time, in 2008, I offered a world religions study abroad course in South India. The special emphasis was meeting and befriending locals, and the centerpiece of the course was a six-night stay in rural homes. I considered this immersion in a Hindu context to be the best setting for learning Hindu thought. However, the environment was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Study Abroad, Rural Areas
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Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This essay examines the interaction between the myth of the Wandering Jew, diaspora history and the notion of cosmopolitanism. This is a paradoxical synthesis that points in several directions: towards the ideals embedded in international education; towards the roots of anti-Semitism; in the direction of the notion of cosmopolitanism as a crime…
Descriptors: Mythology, Jews, Social Bias, Social Discrimination
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Ndemanu, Michael T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This essay explores the traditional African religious beliefs and practices of the people of Bangwa in the Southwestern region of Cameroon in order to uncover how those beliefs influence their thought processes and worldviews. In the course of rethinking and re-examining their belief systems and their traditional religious practices, the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Beliefs, Cultural Influences
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McCoy, Mitchell A.; Holt, Sally – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
As a point of departure for understanding the complexities of Spanish national and individual identities, it is incumbent that a student begin by investigating Spanish iterations of the three Abrahamic religions. This presupposition of religion's centrality in the pursuit of better informed understandings of the Spanish nation, people, history and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Religion, European History
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