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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
An underinvestigated and significant source of stress for U.S. student sojourners across racial/ethnic groups is exposure to stereotypes that target their American identity. This study built on the extensive research literature on stereotype threat to investigate U.S. students' vulnerability and reactions to being the target of stereotypes.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Ethnic Stereotypes
Anderson, Christine L.; Lorenz, Karl; White, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
In the United States post 9/11, there is increasing interest by the government and by institutions of higher education in educating students and citizens to more successfully navigate difference and interact in an increasingly connected world. This has led to a rise in the number of U.S. American students studying abroad especially on…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Multicultural Education, Study Abroad, International Education
Gray, Kelsey M.; Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Reentry has become a more focused aspect of study abroad in recent years as the field has moved away from a laissez-faire approach and toward an emphasis on intervention and support of study abroad students in their efforts to make sense of their experiences (Vande Berg, Paige & Lou, 2012). Although not a new concept (Brathurst & La Brack,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Self Concept, Student Adjustment
Anderson, Philip H.; Lawton, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
While there is a growing body of research on study abroad programs, as Li, Olson, and Frieze (2013) observed, "Research on study abroad has primarily focused on the effects or outcomes of study abroad participation on the students involved in these programs…Very limited attention has been devoted to studying factors affecting students'…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, Intention, Decision Making
Shadowen, Noel L.; Chieffo, Lisa P.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The growing popularity and push for engagement in education abroad programs in the U.S. and globally, coupled with the need to demonstrate tangible benefits, has increased focus on how best to assess impact beyond academic outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to develop and validate a brief education abroad assessment that focuses on key…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Measures (Individuals), Learner Engagement, Outcome Measures
Bryant, Kelly M.; Soria, Krista M. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
College students in the U.S. are increasingly participating in study abroad opportunities; for example, from the 2010-2011 academic year, 273,996 U.S. students studied abroad, an increase of 1.3% from the previous year (Institute of International Education, 2012). Participation in study abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Sexual Identity, Comparative Analysis, Sexual Orientation
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
Spenader, Allison J.; Retka, Peggy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Study abroad is often regarded as an important curricular component for supporting intercultural development among college students. While creating rich cross-cultural experiences for students is of primary concern, it remains unclear exactly which programmatic features of study abroad influence intercultural growth in a positive way. Consensus…
Descriptors: Role, College Faculty, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
Wandschneider, Elizabeth; Pysarchik, Dawn T.; Sternberger, Lee G.; Ma, Wenjuan; Acheson, Kris; Baltensperger, Brad; Good, R. T.; Brubaker, Brian; Baldwin, Tamara; Nishitani, Hajime; Wang, Felix; Reisweber, Jarrod; Hart, Vesna – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
In a diverse portfolio of curricular and programmatic options in colleges and universities, global education has become highly prominent over the past 50 years. To take one of any number of indices in this regard, the Institute of International Education (2014) reported that a record number of global students, 886,052, studied at U.S. institutions…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Study Abroad, Global Education, Educational Trends
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Stemler, Steven E.; Imada, Toshie; Sorkin, Carolyn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
As globalization becomes commonplace and the world becomes increasingly interconnected, institutions of higher education have begun to prioritize the development of intercultural competence in their students. In order to measures intercultural competence, the authors developed the "Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale" (WICS). The…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity
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Savicki, Victor; Arrúe, Carmen; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Many study abroad programs require language proficiency, emphasize language learning, or otherwise support the development of language skills for their students. A general assumption underlying this attention to foreign language acquisition is that access to the host culture is increased as students are able to converse with host nationals using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language Fluency, Cultural Pluralism
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DeGraaf, Don; Slagter, Cynthia; Larsen, Kelly; Ditta, Elisa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
"Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look beyond the ranges--something lost… and waiting for you." Rudyard Kipling's words portray perfectly the wonder of studying abroad for many college students. The excitement that leads up to a new adventure in an unknown place invites students into exploration and new experiences. But Kipling's…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, College Students, Citizen Participation
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Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Being a study abroad student is not all sweetness and light. By definition, study abroad students are faced with acculturative stress (Berry, 2005) by virtue of encountering differences in assumptions, values, and expectations of daily living in their host culture. Add to that the usual challenge of hearing and speaking a different language, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Interpersonal Competence
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
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Palmer, Jeremy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
This paper presents results from a project investigating over ninety learners of Arabic who studied abroad in the Arab world within the last few years. It explores their linguistic and cultural experiences during their time abroad. One of the most important issues in this paper is that of the development of intercultural competence on study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Semitic Languages, Language Variation
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