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Wong, E. David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The Forum on Education Abroad's Ninth Annual Conference in 2013 was organized around the provocative theme, "Moving Beyond It Was Great." In the opening plenary speech, Lilli Engle warned the audience of study abroad researchers, leaders, administrators, and providers that study abroad programs were not as effective as they may want to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication
Kenney, Lance – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Cross-/inter-cultural development, language acquisition, employment potential, and the impact of homestays, program duration, direct enrollment, even grading policies have been analyzed in the pages of "Frontiers" and other journals. This analysis more often than not utilizes methodologies particular to social science research. What has been…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness
Gristwood, Anthony; Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
London is the paramount example of a city that is not bounded by its geography and cannot be grasped in isolation. The U.K.'s national capital and the prime focus for business, finance and creative industries, London also transcends the U.K.'s borders as a hub of the world economy. This paper argues that London, a city riddled by the socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Global Approach, Active Learning, Study Abroad
Wagenknecht, Thomas – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Creating first hand experiences of urban cultures that focus on reflection and leave profound impressions on students while providing the framing for future cycles of experiential learning is a complex and difficult dynamic to navigate. The way urban manifestations of a different culture are directly experienced varies depending on the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Urban Culture, Urban Education
Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
The purpose of this essay is to focus on assertions that have accumulated around the work of international education professionals and practitioners: the idea of the global citizen. The propagation of this notion derives from, essentially, two sources: (1) it is a recurrent claim made by study abroad programs; and (2) it is used also as a means of…
Descriptors: International Education, Citizenship, Global Approach, Study Abroad
Ireland, Colin – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Among the responsibilities of international educators is to help students begin the process of identifying the foreign in their new environments in order to learn from it. The major obstacle for Americans studying abroad in developed economies, especially in English-speaking countries, is to become sensitive to the subtleties of foreignness. The…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Study Abroad
Johnson, Martha – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
In the ongoing dialogue surrounding the project and facilitation of education abroad, several articles and presentations have positioned the conversation in the context of Western colonial history and the behaviors of the colonial traveler. Quite appropriately, such discussions have sought to raise consciousness in regard to the danger of modeling…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Study Abroad, World Views, Educational Objectives
Reilly, Doug; Senders, Stefan – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Study abroad has become, at least rhetorically, a core element in U.S. post-secondary education. For those who practice study abroad and have dedicated themselves to leading students, managing programs, or theorizing the role of study abroad in its relationship to the academy generally, the meaning of their work is powerfully shaped by rhetorical…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Postsecondary Education, Trend Analysis, Social Capital
Dervin, Fred – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Study abroad is often referred to, first and foremost, as an intercultural experience during which "cultures" are encountered and for which mobile students should be prepared. This article, which is based on research carried out on various aspects of student mobility in Europe, and more precisely in Finland, aims to go beyond the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Misconceptions
Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The broad enthusiasm for service-learning on U.S. campuses and in education abroad is an extremely welcome development. However, the status of service-learning is problematic institutionally and academically. It is frequently not located in mainstream academic departments or is seen as an incidental activity nor does it, for the most part, achieve…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Strategies, Reputation, Academic Education
Shubert, Adrian – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Michael Woolf's article, "Come and See the Poor People: The Pursuit of Exotica," is a provocative critique of what he calls the "new orthodoxy" of promoting study abroad in non-traditional destinations. Woolf's underlying point is that the current emphasis on promoting student mobility to non-traditional, i.e. non-European, destinations "is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, International Education, Student Mobility, Study Abroad
Dolby, Nadine – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In this essay, the author examines how two groups of undergraduates, from Australia and the United States, negotiate their national and global identities in the context of studying abroad. In doing so the author demonstrates the nuances of "global citizenship" as it is actually experienced. Drawing on Craig Calhoun's (2002) scholarship…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship, Models, Citizenship Education
Slimbach, Richard – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
Ready or not, a "transcultural" era is here. The dramatic expansion of airline travel and telecommunications technologies, tourism and student exchanges, immigration policies and trade agreements have served to connect vastly different peoples and places into increasingly complex relationships. Local, regional, and national economies are now…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Individual Development, Foreign Countries
Mankiewicz, Carol – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
Study abroad provides many opportunities for students. My own college's goals for international programs state that "students are expected to gain new perspectives on their fields of study, develop intercultural competencies and communication skills, learn others' perspectives, and reflect on their own assumptions and values while abroad" (Beloit…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Communication Skills, Study Abroad, Student Research
Byrnes, Ronald S. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
This essay focuses on how people respond to cultural difference, and, specifically, two tendencies. One tendency is to romanticize the cultural differences encountered. Another tendency is to rush to a negative judgment about the specific people involved, and about their culture more generally. In this essay, the author illustrates these…
Descriptors: Travel, Asian Culture, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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