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Capps, Jennifer E.; Bradford, Jennifer; Namgung, Hyon – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
In this study, we assessed student engagement during a short-term, faculty-led criminal justice study-abroad course using elements of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Study abroad education has been identified as a high-impact learning strategy but significant evidence to support its efficacy is limited, particularly when…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Study Abroad, Correctional Rehabilitation, Program Effectiveness
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Coker, Jeffrey Scott; Heiser, Evan; Taylor, Laura – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This five-year study of graduating seniors at Elon University (n = 1,858) compared student outcomes measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement across five study abroad groups: no study abroad, semester, short-term (three-week), two short-terms, and semester plus short-term. Both short-term and semester programs were positively…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Seniors, Outcomes of Education, Learner Engagement
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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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Macedo, Joseli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity to evaluate pedagogic models. The role of studios in design and planning pedagogy has been examined. However, how the general framework of a studio supports other pedagogic models has not been widely discussed. This article assesses a series of urban planning and design studios conducted abroad to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Nguyen, Annie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Assessment is growing for short-term study abroad as the majority of students (63.1%) continue to choose this option (Institute of International Education, 2016). This study uses the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) to examine the impact of short-term study abroad programs on students' overall intercultural competency and the connections…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Student Surveys
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
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
Heinzmann, Sybille; Künzle, Roland; Schallhart, Nicole; Müller, Marianne – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Skills in several foreign languages are among the core competencies demanded in today's multicultural, mobile and connected society. Foreign language teaching must promote the development of intercultural competence (IC) and adaptability. The present study was carried out in Switzerland among upper secondary school students, many of whom are…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning
Wong, E. David – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The Forum on Education Abroad's Ninth Annual Conference in 2013 was organized around the provocative theme, "Moving Beyond It Was Great." In the opening plenary speech, Lilli Engle warned the audience of study abroad researchers, leaders, administrators, and providers that study abroad programs were not as effective as they may want to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication
Medina, Adriana L.; Hathaway, Jennifer I.; Pilonieta, Paola – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Teacher attitudes toward English language learners (ELLs) can affect what these students will learn. It has been noted that teachers with personal multicultural experiences are likelier to have a more positive attitude towards teaching ELLs (Youngs and Youngs, 2001). Thus, preparing future teachers is vital. This cannot be solely accomplished…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience
Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
International service learning (ISL) is an emerging area of international education. This paper summarizes academic journal articles on ISL programs and organizes the relevant publications by academic disciplines, service learning project areas, and other topics. The basis for this review is relevant literature from full-text scholarly peer…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Literature Reviews, International Education, Journal Articles
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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
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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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Rexeisen, Richard J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
As research on the effectiveness of study abroad programs continues to evolve, the author notes a gradual shift in focus from "Is study abroad effective?" to "What can be done to improve the quality of the study abroad experience?" (e.g., Pederson, 2010; Shaheen, 2004). The author writes that he believes this broadened…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Research, Sensitivity Training, Intercultural Programs
Harrison, J. Kline; Brower, Holly H. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Over the last decade the number of students studying abroad has increased 150% to more than a quarter of a million. The programs in which these students participate are no longer seen as simply a campus extension of academic exercise, but as an overall educational experience that develops holistic life skills in the participants. Through their…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Development
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