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Antonakopoulou, Efi – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
There is no evidence in the literature for direct comparison of the sociocultural adaptation brought by the participation of U.S. students in education abroad programs of different lengths. This study attempts to address this gap by comparing the sociocultural adaptation of education abroad students that results from their participation in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Study Abroad, Foreign Students
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
In international education the conventional wisdom, supported by research, is that more contact with a host culture yields better results for study abroad students. Such exposure to a foreign culture is seen as the "raison d'etre" for study abroad: the mechanism provoking students to challenge their ethnocentric notions and move toward a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Influences, Foreign Culture, Peer Relationship
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Helping students and others facing the task of adapting to a foreign culture is becoming ever more pressing. The current study delves into sociocultural adaptation in order to clarify that process and provide information useful for educators, trainers, coaches, and others guiding those facing a sojourn in a foreign culture. A question to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Acculturation, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning
McAdam, Kevin C. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
More than one billion people do not have access to an adequate water supply. In Gambia and Haiti, people live on less than 4 liters of water per day. By contrast, most toilets in the West use several times that amount of water for a single flush. The global distribution of water is making it increasingly difficult for poor people to access it, and…
Descriptors: Water, Civil Rights, Natural Resources, Resource Allocation
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Spyrou, Nicholas K. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Outlines the present situation in Greek universities, their goals and characteristics, and the conditions under which these goals can be accomplished. The advantages and disadvantages and legislative framework and internal regulations of Greek universities are discussed. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Education