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Quan, Tracy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Despite institutional and national focus on the importance of study abroad (SA) in U.S. higher education, the number of students of color abroad is still disproportionately low (Institute of International Education, 2017). Moreover, there is limited literature examining how race and ethnicity shapes experiences abroad, despite SA research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, College Students, Race
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Butler, Paige E.; Madden, Meggan; Smith, Nickie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This research explores institutional practices supporting undocumented student participation in U.S. education abroad at a California public research university. This institution successfully enrolled more than 40 undocumented students studying abroad between 2013 and 2016. Four university staff members, an immigration attorney, and eight…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Study Abroad, Undocumented Immigrants, Interviews
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Jochum, Christopher; Rawlings, Jared R.; Tejada, Ana María – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Spanish teachers' feelings of self-efficacy can provide an important measure of their abilities to be effective in the classroom and, perhaps, affect student achievement. There is a need for qualitative research focused on the lived experiences of inservice foreign language teachers while they are immersed in the target culture in order to better…
Descriptors: Spanish, Language Teachers, Study Abroad, Self Efficacy
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Laliberté, Nicole; Waddell, Charlene – Frontiers: 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
Hendrickson, Blake – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
In March of 2011 Unite States president Barack Obama announced the "100,000 strong in the Americas" program during his visit to Chile (U.S. State Department, 2011). The initiative's goal is to reach 100,000 U.S. students studying in Latin America and 100,000 Latin American students studying in the United States. This interchange of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Study Abroad, International Educational Exchange, International Relations
Parkhouse, Hillary; Turner, Alison McGlinn; Konle, Stephanie; Rong, Xue Lan – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
The growing cultural and linguistic diversities in Western countries and rapid globalization have put urgent demands on K-16 schools in terms of developing strategies to accommodate these changes. One of the critical issues for schools is to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to work effectively with their diverse student populations. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teaching, Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness
Pyper, Marcie J.; Slagter, Cynthia – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
This article reports on the results of undergraduate students that studied abroad (SA) and primary underlying factors behind their successful language study. The 189 participants were undergraduate students that studied abroad (Spain, Peru, and Honduras) in one of three advanced Spanish language semester-long programs through a Midwest four-year…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Shallenberger, David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
It is commonly accepted that we should and often do learn from our mistakes, and it is also quite common to be afraid of making mistakes. International educators are no exception to the experience of learning from mistakes. This author describes a professional meeting where several of the attendees who had been in their field for decades shared…
Descriptors: International Education, Online Surveys, Interviews, Study Abroad
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Jochum, Christopher J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
The effects of study abroad on students' language proficiency have been analyzed using a number of measures such as surveys, questionnaires and oral proficiency exams (Collentine, 2004; Freed, 1995; Segalowitz, & Freed, 2004). Furthermore, researchers have sought to determine the proficiency gains of study abroad (SA) students by comparing…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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Savage, Baron L.; Hughes, Haning Z. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
The events of September 11, 2001, shocked the nation and forced the United States government to acknowledge its tremendously inadequate capability in foreign language proficiency and global cultural awareness. Post 9/11 military operations reinforced the reality that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs a significantly improved capability in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Summer Programs
Mikal, Jude P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Dubbed the Net Generation, modern university students have grown up not only with advanced communication technologies at their disposal, but using such technologies to both maintain and create social networks of support. In a study abroad context, the maintenance of dual on- and offline personas provides students with the opportunity to demolish…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Maintenance, Foreign Countries
Allen, Heather – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
The idea that study abroad (SA) is an ideal context for acquiring language is one largely supported by foreign language (FL) students and their teachers, the latter often recollecting their own successful if not life-transforming sojourns abroad. According to Rivers (1998), SA represents "an environment which most closely resembles the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Second Language Learning, Social Networks
Craig, Ian – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
This paper presents findings of a pilot qualitative study of Caribbean students undertaking overseas immersion primarily for the purpose of perfecting their knowledge of a language and understanding of a culture other than their own. The participants were a group of eleven University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill (Barbados) graduates, five…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Interviews, Diaries, Foreign Countries
Doyle, Dennis – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
While many educators who work closely with study abroad programs could conjure up a litany of testimonials about the dramatic impact of study abroad, it is often difficult to move beyond vaguely descriptive accounts to reliable data showing how this experience influenced a student's growth in intercultural sensitivity and awareness. King and…
Descriptors: Research Design, Student Attitudes, Holistic Evaluation, Holistic Approach
Vande Berg, Michael; Connor-Linton, Jeffrey; Paige, R. Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2009
Six years ago, Georgetown University's Office of International Programs, together with partner institutions, designed a large-scale, multi-year study of U.S. student learning abroad. The data support three broad conclusions with significant implications for study abroad policies and practices. This analysis concentrates for the most part on one…
Descriptors: International Programs, Learning Strategies, Study Abroad, Consortia
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