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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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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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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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Unkule, Kalyani – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The tenets of Hinduism share a complicated relationship with international higher education for an important reason: the purported taboo over crossing oceans. The ethos of Hinduism, however, is deeply embedded in a posited harmony of individuals and cultures. This makes it a faith that at once embraces the value of intercultural exchange while…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences
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Woolf, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This essay examines the interaction between the myth of the Wandering Jew, diaspora history and the notion of cosmopolitanism. This is a paradoxical synthesis that points in several directions: towards the ideals embedded in international education; towards the roots of anti-Semitism; in the direction of the notion of cosmopolitanism as a crime…
Descriptors: Mythology, Jews, Social Bias, Social Discrimination
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Duncan-Bendix, Jennifer; Biehl, Maja Sbahl – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The study purpose was to examine U.S. college students' perceptions of their engagement and learning after studying abroad for a semester in Denmark. All students participated in a course focusing on children and adolescents in Scandinavian contexts, a semester-long practicum experience in a Danish educational institution, and two course-embedded…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Study Abroad
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Lalibert̩, Nicole; Waddell, Charlene РFrontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
The terms "solidarity" and "ethical travel" were used to frame a one-week study abroad program to Guatemala. The students involved came from a Canadian university and were primed through pretrip meetings and program materials to expect their trip to produce good feelings of connection and support. However, many of the students…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Global Approach, Global Education, Study Abroad
Tarrant, Michael A.; Rubin, Donald L.; Stoner, Lee – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Study abroad has shifted from a marginal opportunity for higher education students to a core strategy of U.S. colleges and universities, considered integral in the mission to globalize the academic environment (Sutton, Miller & Rubin, 2007). The assumption is that a broad set of efforts to expose students to alternate ways of viewing the world…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Global Approach
Engberg, Mark E.; Jourian, T. J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Although many findings related to study abroad point to the myriad benefits of such experiences, these studies focus more exclusively on direct effects (Engberg, 2013; Vande Berg, Connor-Linton, & Paige, 2009), overlooking a number of process-oriented variables that mediate the development of different outcomes associated with study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education
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Murphy, Dianna; Sahakyan, Narek; Yong-Yi, Doua; Magnan, Sally Sieloff – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
Study abroad is typically seen as a primary vehicle for building students' global competence. The belief is that study abroad will better prepare graduates to meet opportunities and challenges in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, that is, study abroad will produce global citizens. Given the low participation rate in study…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Study Abroad, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Li, Manyu; Olson, Josephine E.; Frieze, Irene Hanson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Improving the international competencies of university students is becoming an important goal for both nations and universities. On the country level, national security and globalization trends are "driving nations to place more importance on developing and recruiting human capital or brain power through international education…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Long, Theodore E. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Study abroad has become a substantial enterprise as educators embraced the idea that learning about other cultures is a critical component of becoming an educated person, succeeding at work, and serving as an effective citizen (Bok, 2006). Studies now show that study abroad is positively related to student persistence and success, and liberal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Education, Global Approach, Academic Persistence
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Kurt, Mark R.; Olitsky, Neal H.; Geis, Paul – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Academic study abroad programs are uniquely equipped to give students the opportunities to achieve outcomes for global citizenship (Langran, Langran, and Ozment 2009). These programs take students outside the confines of their home institutions and expose students to new cultures and languages while integrating academic content to enhance the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Global Education
Anderson, Phillip H.; Lawton, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
As international travel has become more commonplace and as the economies of the world have become more interdependent, both students and faculties are recognizing the importance of increasing students' ability to function effectively in a global community. Study abroad programs are seen by many as an effective means to provide students with the…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Program Effectiveness, Global Approach, Study Abroad
Fine, Janis B.; McNamara, Krista W. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
In times of increased global interdependence, producing inter-culturally competent school leaders who can engage in informed, ethical decision-making when confronted with problems that involve a diversity of perspectives is becoming an urgent leadership priority. Helping school leaders form and internalize a global perspective requires today's…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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