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Wang, Zhiqi; Crawford, Ian; Liu, Lu – Intercultural Education, 2020
The received wisdom is that mobility programmes considerably contribute to students in terms of the development of generic skills, language and multicultural competence and competitive advantage in the global labour market. Surprisingly, the impacts of mobility programmes on academic learning have received very limited research interest in the…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jaeger, Kirsten; Gram, Malene – Intercultural Education, 2020
Students' emotions during stays abroad have mainly been treated as "culture shock", where difficulties are interpreted as universal "stages" towards "adaptation". This paper explores how students from different cultural and educational traditions experience studying abroad differently. The study presents a qualitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Culture Conflict, Cultural Differences
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Thomas, Rebecca S.; Waugh, Christian E. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This study examined the effects of a script-based communicative intervention (SBCI) on psychological and cultural adaptation in students studying abroad in second language (German and Spanish) contexts. Regardless of language proficiency, students with exposure to the SBCI, relative to those without the intervention, exhibited higher well-being…
Descriptors: Intervention, Study Abroad, German, Spanish
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Hubbard, Ann; Rexeisen, Richard J. – Intercultural Education, 2020
This paper draws on an analysis of 2600 study abroad alumni responding to a survey that spans more than 25 years. Our inquiry focuses on evaluating how programme length, housing arrangements, number, and type of co-curricular activities impact alumni's attributions of personal growth and their attitudes towards global engagement and future social…
Descriptors: Alumni, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Program Effectiveness
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Gilmore, Gwen – Intercultural Education, 2019
This research investigates an intercultural praxis approach to using visual research methods, in Australia and Vietnam, with preservice teachers in a Diploma of Early Childhood (DEC) course. The paper results from limited research with DEC preservice teachers exploring the development of intercultural praxis and limited research in teaching whilst…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Haas, Brian W. – Intercultural Education, 2018
Studying abroad (SA) represents a valuable experience for many students within higher education settings. Recently, the number of students choosing to SA within higher education has risen. Quantitative and qualitative research indicates that SA improves learning as related to ancillary types of learning outcomes, such as with cultural awareness…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Intercultural Education, 2017
This article shows ethnographically the process of learning "as othering" in study abroad: acknowledgement of "learning" through immersion--without clear structure or markers of learning--constructs cultural difference of the host society. It is because acknowledgement of learning something is necessarily the acknowledgement of…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Abroad, Immersion Programs, Learning Processes
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Giovanangeli, Angela; Oguro, Susan – Intercultural Education, 2016
While intercultural competence is commonly a goal of university study abroad programmes, debates around criteria for assessing this competence have highlighted the challenges in appropriately identifying students' intercultural learning in relation to specific university programmes. To overcome these issues, this research moves beyond…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Programs, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Taguchi, Naoko; Xiao, Feng; Li, Shuai – Intercultural Education, 2016
Participants were 109 American college students studying Chinese in a study-abroad programme in Beijing. Following Kelley and Meyer, intercultural competence was defined as cross-cultural adaptability involving four dimensions (emotional resilience, flexibility/openness, perceptual acuity and personal autonomy) and was measured with a survey. A…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Chinese, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Almeida, Joana; Fantini, Alvino E.; Simões, Ana Raquel; Costa, Nilza – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper examines how the addition of intercultural interventions carried out throughout European credit-bearing exchange programmes can enhance sojourners' development of intercultural competencies, and it explores how both formal and non-formal pedagogical interventions may be designed and implemented. Such interventions were conducted at a…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Exchange Programs, Cultural Awareness, Intervention
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Leutwyler, Bruno; Meierhans, Claudia – Intercultural Education, 2016
This contribution provides empirical answers to the question of how teaching-specific competencies develop during participation in an international student exchange programme. The quantitative analyses of this quasi-experimental study suggest that, generally speaking, no specific developments occur during an exchange experience. These findings…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, International Educational Exchange, Statistical Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Gutiérrez Almarza, G.; Durán Martínez, R.; Beltrán Llavador, F. – Intercultural Education, 2015
A pre-placement questionnaire was completed by a cohort of 30 students participating in the Erasmus exchange programmes from the University of Salamanca, placed in British universities, and by a group of 25 Nottingham Trent University students hosted by diverse Spanish universities. The questionnaire was then analysed with the aim of providing a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Questionnaires, Student Placement, Exchange Programs
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Penman, C.; Ratz, S. – Intercultural Education, 2015
This article contributes to the debate on what form of preparation and support can enhance the intercultural student experience during a Year Abroad. It presents a credit-bearing and multi-modal module at a UK university designed to both prepare students prior to departure through a series of workshops and activities on an e-portfolio and help…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Holistic Approach, Longitudinal Studies, Multicultural Education
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Borghetti, C.; Beaven, A.; Pugliese, R. – Intercultural Education, 2015
The study presented in this article aims to explore if and how intercultural learning may take place in students' class interaction. It is grounded in the assumption that interculturality is not a clear-cut feature inherent to interactions occurring when individuals with presumed different linguistic and cultural/national backgrounds talk to each…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Classroom Communication, Intercultural Communication
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Holmes, P.; Bavieri, L.; Ganassin, S. – Intercultural Education, 2015
This study reports on students' and teachers' perspectives on a programme designed to develop Erasmus students' intercultural understanding prior to going abroad. We aimed to understand how students and their teachers perceived pre-departure materials in promoting their awareness of key concepts related to interculturality (e.g., essentialism,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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