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McComb, Sara A.; Fedele, Lorenzo; Brunese, Patrick A.; Simpson, Vicki L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to describe a short-term study abroad program that exposes engineering and nursing undergraduate students from the United States and Italy to an intercultural and interprofessional immersion experience. Faculty from Purdue University and Sapienza Università di Roma collaborated to design a technical program that…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Public Health
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Di Maggio, Lily M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
In the present study, the linkages between study abroad participation, participation in other high-impact educational practices, and participation in co-curricular activities were examined. It was the purpose of the study to determine if study abroad participants also chose to participate in multiple other high-impact educational practices and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Participation, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Paras, Andrea; Carignan, Michael; Brenner, Ashley; Hardy, Jane; Malmgren, Jodi; Rathburn, Melanie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
With the proliferation of short-term study abroad programs at institutions of higher education, there is a need for more rigorous assessment of how these programs contribute to intercultural learning. This article presents a multi-institutional comparative study of students' intercultural learning in six short-term study abroad programs in Canada…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Ingle, W. Kyle; Johnson, Detra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the perceptions and experiences of educational leadership graduate students who participated in a short-term study abroad program in Peru. We analyzed assignments submitted for course credit, including a total of 144 photos and 107 corresponding reflections submitted as part of the photovoice…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Urban Education, Instructional Leadership
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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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Hamilton, Ali; Rubin, Donald; Tarrant, Michael; Gleason, Mikkel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Reflection is an essential process for optimizing student learning outcomes in study abroad. Composing digital stories is a promising strategy for achieving high quality reflection. In this project we developed and explicated a rubric for assessing how students used the digital storytelling format to reflect on their study abroad experiences. We…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Scoring Rubrics
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Ellinghaus, Katherine; Spinks, Jennifer; Moore, Glenn; Hetherington, Paul; Atherton, Cassandra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article examines the positive impact of overseas study tours on the teaching philosophies and classroom strategies used by the professors running the tours. While education scholars have identified long-term benefits of overseas study tours for students, less attention has been paid to flow-on benefits for teachers. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Students seeking to study abroad are increasingly able to select their preferred level of immersion in such areas as program duration, similarity of classmates, language of instruction, and housing environment. As researchers endeavor to understand the relative contribution of these decisions to intercultural learning outcomes, information is…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Characteristics, Preferences, Immersion Programs
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Michl, Taylor; Pegg, Kelsey; Kracen, Amanda – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
As gender is socially constructed, gender attitudes, expressions, expectations, and identities may differ based on their sociocultural contexts. This project sought to understand interactions between gender and culture through the experiences of three undergraduate study abroad students who are trans and/or gender expansive. Utilizing the thematic…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, LGBTQ People
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Woodman, Taylor C.; Bryan, Angela; Light, Ashley; Hill, Erika – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Given that higher education institutions are increasingly utilizing short-term study abroad courses as a means to develop students' intercultural competency, it is important to determine if and how the instructors leading these programs are incorporating intercultural learning into their courses. By examining learning objectives embedded within…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Objectives
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Schenker, Theresa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The article summarizes the effects of an eight-week short-term study abroad program (four weeks in the United States and four weeks in Germany) on students' global competence. Students' global competence was measured with the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA) before and after the eight-week summer program. Data was collected from three…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Aptitude Tests
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Wick, David; Willis, Tasha Y.; Rivera, Jacqueline; Lueker, Evelyn; Hernandez, Maria – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This qualitative study counters deficit narratives about first-generation Latinx students by exploring multiple forms of community cultural wealth (CCW; Yosso, 2005) that 25 students leveraged and increased during service activities and homestays in Costa Rica. Through longitudinal data and with CCW as a conceptual framework, three key themes…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Community Resources
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Byker, Erik Jon; Xu, Tingting – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
For students to become global citizens they need globally competent teachers. The purpose of this article is to describe and compare the development of global competencies in teacher candidates who participated in international teaching-focused study abroad programs. The article is framed by Critical Cosmopolitan Theory (Byker, 2013), which offers…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Iqbal, Zafar – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This study compares two marketing-focused short-term study programs in Asia (India and Japan) and highlights reasons as to why students perceive that they learn more in one country than the other. Research to date has sparsely assessed the impact of study abroad programs on students' perceived growth. The existing literature has rarely focused on…
Descriptors: Marketing, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes
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