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Bryant, Kelly M.; Soria, Krista M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
College students in the U.S. are increasingly participating in study abroad opportunities; for example, from the 2010-2011 academic year, 273,996 U.S. students studied abroad, an increase of 1.3% from the previous year (Institute of International Education, 2012). Participation in study abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Sexual Identity, Comparative Analysis, Sexual Orientation
Walonen, Michael K. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Recent studies have shown that employers are coming to increasingly value study abroad experience among prospective employees, and that study abroad may foster broad cognitive gains among its participants. In their survey of employer attitudes regarding international study, Stevan Trooboff et al. find that senior management and human resources…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement, Maturity (Individuals)
Watson, Jeff R.; Wolfel, Richard – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The interconnectedness of language and culture in a study abroad environment has long been discussed in study abroad research circles. While some researchers see the relationship as complementary (Kasper & Omori, 2010; Selmeski, 2007), others go further to point out a more complex interrelationship (Kramsch, 2003; Silverstein, 2004; Watson,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education
Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
International service learning (ISL) is an emerging area of international education. This paper summarizes academic journal articles on ISL programs and organizes the relevant publications by academic disciplines, service learning project areas, and other topics. The basis for this review is relevant literature from full-text scholarly peer…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Literature Reviews, International Education, Journal Articles
Spenader, Allison J.; Retka, Peggy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Study abroad is often regarded as an important curricular component for supporting intercultural development among college students. While creating rich cross-cultural experiences for students is of primary concern, it remains unclear exactly which programmatic features of study abroad influence intercultural growth in a positive way. Consensus…
Descriptors: Role, College Faculty, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
Muse, Amy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
"The Portrait of a Lady," by Henry James, is a novel of being educated abroad. The novel's interior style forces readers to closely consider why they travel, what and whom they might encounter, and how they want to live their lives. Reading "The Portrait of a Lady" as a tale of two travelers allows it to remain the…
Descriptors: Novels, Study Abroad, Travel, College Faculty
Wandschneider, Elizabeth; Pysarchik, Dawn T.; Sternberger, Lee G.; Ma, Wenjuan; Acheson, Kris; Baltensperger, Brad; Good, R. T.; Brubaker, Brian; Baldwin, Tamara; Nishitani, Hajime; Wang, Felix; Reisweber, Jarrod; Hart, Vesna – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
In a diverse portfolio of curricular and programmatic options in colleges and universities, global education has become highly prominent over the past 50 years. To take one of any number of indices in this regard, the Institute of International Education (2014) reported that a record number of global students, 886,052, studied at U.S. institutions…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Study Abroad, Global Education, Educational Trends
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Gordon, Dennis R. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
This paper offers a view from the classroom and departmental chair's office, using the teaching of introductory "International Relations" and some basic theoretical foundations of the field, "Realism," "Cosmopolitanism," and "Constructivism," to explore how study abroad can balance calls to educate for…
Descriptors: International Relations, Integrated Curriculum, Constructivism (Learning), Introductory Courses
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Li, Liu – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
In the era of globalization, the number of students studying abroad is increasing dramatically. Accordingly, there is an increasing interest among researchers in students' language gains in the study-abroad (SA) context. To deepen our understanding of second language (L2) reading acquisition in different contexts, it is necessary to examine…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Jochum, Christopher J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
The effects of study abroad on students' language proficiency have been analyzed using a number of measures such as surveys, questionnaires and oral proficiency exams (Collentine, 2004; Freed, 1995; Segalowitz, & Freed, 2004). Furthermore, researchers have sought to determine the proficiency gains of study abroad (SA) students by comparing…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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Murphy, Dianna; Sahakyan, Narek; Yong-Yi, Doua; Magnan, Sally Sieloff – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
Study abroad is typically seen as a primary vehicle for building students' global competence. The belief is that study abroad will better prepare graduates to meet opportunities and challenges in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, that is, study abroad will produce global citizens. Given the low participation rate in study…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Study Abroad, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Stemler, Steven E.; Imada, Toshie; Sorkin, Carolyn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
As globalization becomes commonplace and the world becomes increasingly interconnected, institutions of higher education have begun to prioritize the development of intercultural competence in their students. In order to measures intercultural competence, the authors developed the "Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale" (WICS). The…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity
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Savage, Baron L.; Hughes, Haning Z. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
The events of September 11, 2001, shocked the nation and forced the United States government to acknowledge its tremendously inadequate capability in foreign language proficiency and global cultural awareness. Post 9/11 military operations reinforced the reality that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs a significantly improved capability in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Summer Programs
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Lane-Toomey, Cara – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
As the United States continued to grow as a world power throughout the later part of the twentieth century, government funding for international education grew more closely connected to its national security needs. Federal funds have contributed to the growth of Area Studies and studying Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Within the last ten…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Policy, National Security
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Li, Manyu; Olson, Josephine E.; Frieze, Irene Hanson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Improving the international competencies of university students is becoming an important goal for both nations and universities. On the country level, national security and globalization trends are "driving nations to place more importance on developing and recruiting human capital or brain power through international education…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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