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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Since the early 1960s, there has been a steady increase in the number of students enrolled in institutions of higher education outside of their home countries. This study contributes to the information available to study abroad professionals seeking to guide students in selecting programs that are best suited to their individual characteristics…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Predictor Variables, Preferences, Models
Watson, Jeff R.; Wolfel, Richard – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The interconnectedness of language and culture in a study abroad environment has long been discussed in study abroad research circles. While some researchers see the relationship as complementary (Kasper & Omori, 2010; Selmeski, 2007), others go further to point out a more complex interrelationship (Kramsch, 2003; Silverstein, 2004; Watson,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Soria, Krista M.; Cherney, Blythe T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Study abroad opportunities continue to be a popular choice for U.S. college students looking to expand their undergraduate education. In response to the increasing demand for international opportunities, campuses have diversified their study abroad program models. On many campuses, students not only have opportunities to study abroad during…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, International Education, Volunteers
Dewey, Dan P.; Belnap, R. Kirk; Hillstrom, Rebecca – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Language learners and educators have subscribed to the belief that those who go abroad will have many opportunities to use the target language and will naturally become proficient. They also assume that language learners will develop relationships with native speakers allowing them to use the language and become more fluent, an assumption…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages
Young, Denise Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the association between persistence at the University of Dallas, a private liberal arts university, and participation in a study abroad program. Students who participate in the study abroad program at the University of Dallas spend one semester (typically during the sophomore year) at the Rome campus of the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Core Curriculum, Western Civilization, Academic Persistence
Dwyer, Mary M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
Conventional wisdom in the study abroad field has held that more is better; that is, the longer students study abroad the more significant the academic, cultural development and personal growth benefits that accrue. The standard assumption is that meaningful advancement in language learning and other academic disciplines using a culture-specific…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Social Development
Ingraham, Edward C.; Peterson, Debra L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
Michigan State University (MSU) is strongly committed to the idea that study abroad is deeply beneficial and important for undergraduate students. However there is a relative scarcity of systematically gathered qualitative and quantitative information that assesses the impact of study abroad. In the summer of 2000, MSU implemented a broad plan to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Evaluation, Student Surveys, Program Effectiveness