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Nyitray, Vivian-Lee – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
When preparing students for study abroad, understanding the religious dimension of the target country/culture is generally viewed as essential for cultural competency training. What is generally left unexamined is the civil religious culture that might be operative. This essay first provides an introduction to the concept as it was introduced by…
Descriptors: Religion, Coping, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Stanley, Joseph F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This essay explores Italian mercantile perceptions of the non-western Mediterranean world during the late Middle Ages. In particular, it analyzes the corpus of merchant manuals known as "pratiche della mercatura" and argues that the intercultural and cross-confessional material included in these handbooks were vital components that…
Descriptors: Business Communication, International Trade, Intercultural Communication, Guides
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Stephens, Christopher J.; Morford, Z. Harrison; Cihon, Traci M.; Forand, Elissa Hamilton; Neri-Hernández, Lucero – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
In this manuscript, the authors detail the initial evaluations of the effects of participation in two iterations of an interdisciplinary learning community with a short-term study abroad opportunity on undergraduate student learning and behavior. The results suggest that the CHE (Cultural, Historical, and Environmental) log tool may be useful in…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
Geller, Anne Ellen – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
In the summers of 2007 and 2008 St. John's University's faculty arrived in Rome and spent two weeks working together at the university's campus in the Prati section of Rome as participants in a program that was half faculty writing retreat and half writing across the curriculum faculty development workshop. The focus of the St. John's University…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Global Education, Institutional Mission, Faculty Development
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
Evans, Stephanie Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
EIn this article, the author presents a little-known but detailed history of Black women's tradition of study abroad. Specifically, she situates Dr. Anna Julia Cooper within the landscape of historic African American students who studied in Japan, Germany, Jamaica, England, Italy, Haiti, India, West Africa, and Thailand, in addition to France. The…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Interests, Foreign Countries
Gutel, Heather – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
A home stay is typically defined as a period of time in which a person resides with a family in a home located outside his or her country of residence. Living with a host family is frequently connected to learning a language and immersion in a foreign culture. Study abroad students often participate in home stays, but there is little academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Whalen, Brian J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1996
Provides an overview of learning outside of the home culture, with particular emphasis on the role that memory plays. Examines the psychological literature and uses case studies to focus on the ways in which students learn bout their new society and culture and about themselves. Offers considerations for study abroad program design. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Case Studies, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries