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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
Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Western Europe has been constructed in the field of education abroad as a "traditional" location: in some sense or another that label is used to suggest that it has a kind of static or dormant significance. In reality, Western Europe is an enormously rich location for study abroad precisely because it is a fluid learning environment that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Culture, Educational Environment
Gristwood, Anthony; Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
London is the paramount example of a city that is not bounded by its geography and cannot be grasped in isolation. The U.K.'s national capital and the prime focus for business, finance and creative industries, London also transcends the U.K.'s borders as a hub of the world economy. This paper argues that London, a city riddled by the socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Global Approach, Active Learning, Study Abroad
Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
The purpose of this essay is to focus on assertions that have accumulated around the work of international education professionals and practitioners: the idea of the global citizen. The propagation of this notion derives from, essentially, two sources: (1) it is a recurrent claim made by study abroad programs; and (2) it is used also as a means of…
Descriptors: International Education, Citizenship, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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
Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2006
The call to expand opportunities for study abroad students in "non-traditional" locations has become a kind of mantra throughout the international education community. This call is almost always allied to the intent significantly to expand numbers going to these non-traditional locations. Of the three key objectives in the Lincoln…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Tourism, Minority Groups, Language Minorities