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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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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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McCoy, Mitchell A.; Holt, Sally – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
As a point of departure for understanding the complexities of Spanish national and individual identities, it is incumbent that a student begin by investigating Spanish iterations of the three Abrahamic religions. This presupposition of religion's centrality in the pursuit of better informed understandings of the Spanish nation, people, history and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Religion, European History
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Quan, Tracy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Despite institutional and national focus on the importance of study abroad (SA) in U.S. higher education, the number of students of color abroad is still disproportionately low (Institute of International Education, 2017). Moreover, there is limited literature examining how race and ethnicity shapes experiences abroad, despite SA research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, College Students, Race
Pyper, Marcie J.; Slagter, Cynthia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
This article reports on the results of undergraduate students that studied abroad (SA) and primary underlying factors behind their successful language study. The 189 participants were undergraduate students that studied abroad (Spain, Peru, and Honduras) in one of three advanced Spanish language semester-long programs through a Midwest four-year…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Spenader, Allison J.; Retka, Peggy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Study abroad is often regarded as an important curricular component for supporting intercultural development among college students. While creating rich cross-cultural experiences for students is of primary concern, it remains unclear exactly which programmatic features of study abroad influence intercultural growth in a positive way. Consensus…
Descriptors: Role, College Faculty, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Savicki, Victor; Arrúe, Carmen; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Many study abroad programs require language proficiency, emphasize language learning, or otherwise support the development of language skills for their students. A general assumption underlying this attention to foreign language acquisition is that access to the host culture is increased as students are able to converse with host nationals using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language Fluency, Cultural Pluralism
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
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
Segalowitz, Norman; Freed, Barbara; Collentine, Joe; Lafford, Barbara; Lazar, Nicole; Diaz-Campos, Manuel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this paper, the authors report the results of a study that compared differences in the linguistic gains made by native English-speaking students from the United States who were studying Spanish in one of two different contexts of learning. One was a regular university classroom situation in Colorado; the other was a study abroad program in…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Learning Readiness, Second Languages, Second Language Learning
Mendelson, Vija G. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this article, the author discusses the necessity of challenging the widely-held belief that students inevitably make second language progress through studying abroad. Through administering a series of pre- and post-tests, quantitative and qualitative, to students enrolled in three different programs of varying lengths in Spain, the author…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Correlation