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McComb, Sara A.; Fedele, Lorenzo; Brunese, Patrick A.; Simpson, Vicki L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to describe a short-term study abroad program that exposes engineering and nursing undergraduate students from the United States and Italy to an intercultural and interprofessional immersion experience. Faculty from Purdue University and Sapienza Università di Roma collaborated to design a technical program that…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Public Health
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Slagter, Cynthia; Pyper, Marcie J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article considers the conflict between students' desire to improve their target language skills and their desire for belonging and community. The study, conducted over three years, examines student perceptions of barriers to target language gain during semester-long study abroad. Participants completed surveys, took the Versant Language Test…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Study Abroad, Language Skills, Student Attitudes
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Hamilton, Ali; Rubin, Donald; Tarrant, Michael; Gleason, Mikkel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Reflection is an essential process for optimizing student learning outcomes in study abroad. Composing digital stories is a promising strategy for achieving high quality reflection. In this project we developed and explicated a rubric for assessing how students used the digital storytelling format to reflect on their study abroad experiences. We…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Scoring Rubrics
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Students seeking to study abroad are increasingly able to select their preferred level of immersion in such areas as program duration, similarity of classmates, language of instruction, and housing environment. As researchers endeavor to understand the relative contribution of these decisions to intercultural learning outcomes, information is…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Characteristics, Preferences, Immersion Programs
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Whatley, Melissa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This study explores the role of peer influence on students' decisions to participate in study abroad. Although previous research has identified many factors that relate to study abroad participation, peer influence represents an underexplored factor for consideration in this line of research. Using the tools of social network analysis, this study…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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McLaughlin, Jacqueline; Patel, Mit; Johnson, D. Kent; de la Rosa, Carlos L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term study abroad experiences are the most common type of undergraduate study abroad programs offered by universities in the United States. However, and to the best of our knowledge, little empirical research exists on students' learning outcomes following their participation in a short-term program using an integrated research praxis. To…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Ecology
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Jolley, Alison; Brogt, Erik; Kennedy, Ben M.; Hampton, Samuel J.; Fraser, Lyndon – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Field education is a critical and enriching component of the undergraduate geoscience curriculum and is enhanced when combined with a study abroad program. The affective domain -- defined in geoscience as emotion, motivation, and connection to Earth -- is an integral part of the field experience. Using questionnaire data collected at the start of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Geology, Field Trips
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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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Mule, Lucy W.; Audley, Shannon; Aloisio, Kathryn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs are increasingly featured in higher education internationalization efforts. As noted in the literature, such programs can aid in the development of varied student outcomes, including developing global citizenship. This paper presents an examination of the Global Engagement Seminar (GES) program, a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
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Elliott, Timothy Lynn; Romito, Lorien – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
Students studying at US institutions of higher education come from a broad range of religious and non-religious traditions. Yet religion is often a "no go" topic of discussion within the American cultural context and educators frequently lack the training to engage in productive conversations about this aspect of students' identities.…
Descriptors: Religion, Cultural Pluralism, Study Abroad, Self Concept
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Yang, Hongwei; Wang, Yingqi – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
An online survey of 374 US college students was conducted in April, 2015 to examine whether and how subjective norm, direct and indirect experiences related to China, their perceptions of China (China's country reputation), and media coverage of China influence their interests of studying in China. Statistical results show that their subjective…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Reputation
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Stephens, Christopher J.; Morford, Z. Harrison; Cihon, Traci M.; Forand, Elissa Hamilton; Neri-Hernández, Lucero – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
In this manuscript, the authors detail the initial evaluations of the effects of participation in two iterations of an interdisciplinary learning community with a short-term study abroad opportunity on undergraduate student learning and behavior. The results suggest that the CHE (Cultural, Historical, and Environmental) log tool may be useful in…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Reading, Jillian; Nelson, Matthew J.; Wegener, Ashley; Arthur, Ann – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore what cultural mentoring looks like in practice in short-term study abroad courses, how frequently instructors engage in cultural mentoring, and what demographic and background variables might predict the extent to which faculty members engage in cultural mentoring. Using data from a survey of 473 faculty…
Descriptors: Mentors, Study Abroad, Predictor Variables, Race
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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
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