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Coleman, James A.; Chafer, Tony – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Forty years ago, "abroad" meant little contact with home. Times have changed. Today a U.S. study abroad guidance website advises that Internet access is absolutely essential during study abroad, partly for access to local and world information, but "most importantly, it's the best way to connect to one's friends and family back…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Social Networks, Internet
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
Jhaveri, Sujata – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
The UK has the highest rate of cannabis use among young people worldwide. Dr. Alan Leshner, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse reports, "Every year more than 100,000 people, most of them adolescents, seek treatment for their inability to control their marijuana use." According to the Scottish Drug Misuse Statistics in…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Abuse, Position Papers, Foreign Countries
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Elliott, Keith R. F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Provides an overview of pre-university education in the United Kingdom and discusses how it influences the types of degree programs offered within universities in the United Kingdom. Highlights the Scottish system, university admissions, undergraduate degrees, modules and credit rating, "sandwich degrees," assessment, quality control and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Coleman, James A. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Focuses on the background and rapidly growing literature on intercultural exchanges within the European perspective. Describes how study abroad or residence abroad is understood in the European context. Highlights features from current practice, with particular focus on the United Kingdom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad