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McComb, Sara A.; Fedele, Lorenzo; Brunese, Patrick A.; Simpson, Vicki L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to describe a short-term study abroad program that exposes engineering and nursing undergraduate students from the United States and Italy to an intercultural and interprofessional immersion experience. Faculty from Purdue University and Sapienza Università di Roma collaborated to design a technical program that…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Public Health
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Di Maggio, Lily M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
In the present study, the linkages between study abroad participation, participation in other high-impact educational practices, and participation in co-curricular activities were examined. It was the purpose of the study to determine if study abroad participants also chose to participate in multiple other high-impact educational practices and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Participation, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Paras, Andrea; Carignan, Michael; Brenner, Ashley; Hardy, Jane; Malmgren, Jodi; Rathburn, Melanie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
With the proliferation of short-term study abroad programs at institutions of higher education, there is a need for more rigorous assessment of how these programs contribute to intercultural learning. This article presents a multi-institutional comparative study of students' intercultural learning in six short-term study abroad programs in Canada…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Ingle, W. Kyle; Johnson, Detra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the perceptions and experiences of educational leadership graduate students who participated in a short-term study abroad program in Peru. We analyzed assignments submitted for course credit, including a total of 144 photos and 107 corresponding reflections submitted as part of the photovoice…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Urban Education, Instructional Leadership
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Slagter, Cynthia; Pyper, Marcie J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article considers the conflict between students' desire to improve their target language skills and their desire for belonging and community. The study, conducted over three years, examines student perceptions of barriers to target language gain during semester-long study abroad. Participants completed surveys, took the Versant Language Test…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Study Abroad, Language Skills, Student Attitudes
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Hamilton, Ali; Rubin, Donald; Tarrant, Michael; Gleason, Mikkel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Reflection is an essential process for optimizing student learning outcomes in study abroad. Composing digital stories is a promising strategy for achieving high quality reflection. In this project we developed and explicated a rubric for assessing how students used the digital storytelling format to reflect on their study abroad experiences. We…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Scoring Rubrics
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Ellinghaus, Katherine; Spinks, Jennifer; Moore, Glenn; Hetherington, Paul; Atherton, Cassandra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article examines the positive impact of overseas study tours on the teaching philosophies and classroom strategies used by the professors running the tours. While education scholars have identified long-term benefits of overseas study tours for students, less attention has been paid to flow-on benefits for teachers. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Students seeking to study abroad are increasingly able to select their preferred level of immersion in such areas as program duration, similarity of classmates, language of instruction, and housing environment. As researchers endeavor to understand the relative contribution of these decisions to intercultural learning outcomes, information is…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Characteristics, Preferences, Immersion Programs
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Whatley, Melissa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This study explores the role of peer influence on students' decisions to participate in study abroad. Although previous research has identified many factors that relate to study abroad participation, peer influence represents an underexplored factor for consideration in this line of research. Using the tools of social network analysis, this study…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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McLaughlin, Jacqueline; Patel, Mit; Johnson, D. Kent; de la Rosa, Carlos L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term study abroad experiences are the most common type of undergraduate study abroad programs offered by universities in the United States. However, and to the best of our knowledge, little empirical research exists on students' learning outcomes following their participation in a short-term program using an integrated research praxis. To…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Ecology
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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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