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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 Universit√† 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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Michl, Taylor; Pegg, Kelsey; Kracen, Amanda – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
As gender is socially constructed, gender attitudes, expressions, expectations, and identities may differ based on their sociocultural contexts. This project sought to understand interactions between gender and culture through the experiences of three undergraduate study abroad students who are trans and/or gender expansive. Utilizing the thematic…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, LGBTQ People
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Wick, David; Willis, Tasha Y.; Rivera, Jacqueline; Lueker, Evelyn; Hernandez, Maria – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This qualitative study counters deficit narratives about first-generation Latinx students by exploring multiple forms of community cultural wealth (CCW; Yosso, 2005) that 25 students leveraged and increased during service activities and homestays in Costa Rica. Through longitudinal data and with CCW as a conceptual framework, three key themes…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Community Resources
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Iqbal, Zafar – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This study compares two marketing-focused short-term study programs in Asia (India and Japan) and highlights reasons as to why students perceive that they learn more in one country than the other. Research to date has sparsely assessed the impact of study abroad programs on students' perceived growth. The existing literature has rarely focused on…
Descriptors: Marketing, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes
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Bell, Steven D.; Glass, Chris R. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Researchers compared Pell-eligible and non-Pell-eligible undergraduate students' pre-study abroad GPA and graduation GPAs and time-to-graduation. The results indicated a longer time-to-graduation for Pell-eligible students. However, Pell-eligible students who had studied abroad graduated with comparable GPAs to their non-Pell study abroad peers…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students