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Chang Alexander, Kristofer; Ingersoll, Luke T.; Shields, Cleveland G.; Miller, Monica L.; Gipson, John A.; Calahan, Charles A.; DeMaria, Andrea L.; Chang Alexander, Stewart – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Some colleges, departments, and study abroad offices have developed cultural development courses and study abroad opportunities designed to help improve students' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Some evidence suggests combining these approaches can be effective at helping students increase their Cultural Intelligence (CQ). This study…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Program Length, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions
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Paradise, Tawni; Chowdhury, Tahsin; Davis, Kirsten; Murzi, Homero; Soledad, Michelle – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper discusses a global program for first-year engineering students that typically combines a spring semester course with an international module in the summer. This year, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the course component of the program was redesigned for the post-COVID environment. The purpose of this paper is to present the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Competence, Electronic Learning, Student Experience
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Davis, Kirsten; Deters, Jessica; Ozkan, Desen; Davis, James; Murzi, Homero – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
A study abroad program can be a transformative experience for students, but these programs rely on the support of program leaders who play a crucial mentoring role. Program leaders can also learn from their experiences abroad, but their experiences are less studied than those of students. To better prepare future program leaders, this paper…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Experiential Learning, Transformative Learning
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Weinberg, Lindsay – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This article analyzes the impact of experiential and inquiry-based learning exercises in a 2019 Toronto study abroad course on smart cities for first-year students. The course treated the city as a text to be read, analyzed, and unpacked. Students engaged with the disciplines of urban studies, critical race and ethnic studies, and surveillance…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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Medora, Nilufer; Taylor, Sarah; Brown, Tiffany L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper presents recommendations for faculty mentors interested in conducting a study abroad program in the social sciences. The recommendations discussed in this paper aim to support faculty in pre-departure planning, during the study abroad experience, and after the study abroad experience concludes. The strategies presented in this paper aim…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Study Abroad, Mentors
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Oshita, Linda – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This reflective essay is written based on the author's experience as a study abroad program visiting resident director in Japan during the 2019-2020 academic year. As the resident director, the author served as the front line of communication and support for the international students on this program during an unprecedented crisis that impacted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Machin, Elizabeth; Tragant, Elsa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
The present study seeks to offer insights into how former study abroad students, temporally beyond the period of initial re-entry into their home environments, perceive Spanish as a foreign language in their lives now. This post-sojourn period is explored within the framework of the L2 Motivational Self System (Dörnyei, 2009) and the expanded…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
When a class is considered a study abroad rather than on-campus course, new criteria of learning, evaluation, and vocabulary often apply. Calling it "study abroad effects", this article examines such effects on short-term study abroad programs in the US by introducing the notion of the "mode of study abroad learning", a kind of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, Program Development, Program Effectiveness
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Angell, Katherine; Hertz, Alan; Woolf, John – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In this article, three professors teaching a liberal arts curriculum reflect on the sudden move to virtual teaching during COVID-19. This initially disrupted the location-specific nature of their courses, taught in London to international students from around the world, but in the pedagogical disorientation came a new orientation. By offering…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Burnside, Kayli Elaine; Wildermuth, Cristina de Mello e Souza; Wildermuth, Marguerite Pauline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
In the first week of March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide, fourteen American travelers spent a week in Morocco. The researchers analyzed electronic correspondence, journals, recorded discussions among program participants, and interviews. The data suggest that: (1) participants experienced culture shock very early in the trip; (2)…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad
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Giovanangeli, Angela; Allatson, Paul – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Research into university study abroad programs suggests that while students may have some experience of local culture(s) and practices, they may be achieving no more than a superficial understanding of the host society. Alternatives to the standard study abroad models are thus essential to encourage students to engage more deeply with the host…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Bush, Lawson; Jeffers-Coly, Phyllis; Bush, Edward; Lewis, Libby – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This paper is a critical qualitative study of African American male community college students' education abroad experience in Senegal, West Africa. Currently, there is a lack of research that focuses directly on Black men who are studying abroad. Using African American male theory as the framework, four major themes emerged: men to boys,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Two Year College Students, Student Experience
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Simopoulou, Zoi; Willis, Alette; Georgiadou, Lorena – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
Opportunities for working, volunteering, and studying abroad have become popular in higher education as vehicles for the development of cultural awareness and global citizenship. However, such experiences on their own do not guarantee the development of such attributes. What appears to be essential to maximizing the benefits of educational…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach
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Mroz, Aurore P.; Thrasher, Tricia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
This qualitative case study documented the unfolding of the COVID-19 crisis that impacted a study-abroad program in Paris between December 2019 and May 2020, culminating in the urgent evacuation of U.S.-affiliated students from France. Framed by Complex Dynamic Systems Theory, chaos theory, and research on study abroad and crisis management, rich…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Study Abroad, School Closing
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Spenader, Allison J.; Ruis, Joy L. H.; Bohn-Gettler, Catherine M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2022
For students participating in study abroad programs in seemingly familiar environs, ongoing cultural mentoring is critically important. This study looks at intercultural development using both the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and qualitative analysis of reflective writing assignments. U.S. participants in a semester-long faculty-led…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Cultural Education
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