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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
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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
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
Harrison, J. Kline; Voelker, Elizabeth – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
This research investigated the cross-cultural adjustment of study abroad students and the associated impact of two personality variables--(1) emotional intelligence (EI) and entrepreneurial attitude orientation (EAO). This study was conducted among undergraduate sojourners from a small, private university in the southeastern United States. A…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Private Colleges, Personality Traits, Measures (Individuals)
Paige, R. Michael; Cohen, Andrew D.; Shively, Rachel L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2004
In this study, the authors explore the impact of the study abroad experience, in general, and the impact of a curriculum intervention, in particular, on students' intercultural development, second language acquisition, and culture and language learning strategies of 86 study abroad participants from seven Minnesota colleges and universities. They…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Intervention, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies