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Hoff, Joseph G.; Paige, R. Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The ability of study abroad program professionals to teach culture and language learning strategies depends on many factors, such as their educational background, their preparation for this work, the commitment of their institution to preparing them, and the nature of the training materials available for their use. Until the publication of…
Descriptors: International Education, Learning Strategies, Educational Background, Study Abroad
Norris, Emily Mohajeri; Steinberg, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Study abroad is a holistic educational experience that affords participants opportunities to develop new academic interests, participate in academic internships, establish friendships with host country nationals, explore a new culture, expand their worldview and sense of self, as well as improve their target language skills. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Alumni, Language Skills, Educational Experience
Rust, Val; Dhanatya, Cathryn; Furuto, Linda H. L.; Kheiltash, Omid – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In this study, the authors analyze the 2003 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey to investigate whether freshmen who intend to study abroad express a history of active involvement. The CIRP Freshman Survey has a number of items indicating student involvement and participation. The authors created six scales based on…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Institutional Research, Student Participation, Study Abroad
Trooboff, Stevan; Vande Berg, Michael; Rayman, Jack – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In recent years, as study abroad professionals have come to focus more squarely on the question of what students are in fact learning abroad, there has been increasing speculation about the extent to which study abroad increases prospects for employability following graduation. Common wisdom has it that undergraduates who study abroad have an…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employer Attitudes, Personnel Selection, Graduation
Ogden, Anthony – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Like the steady stream of colonial families of decades past traveling to their country's dominions abroad, contemporary education abroad students are similar passengers on a powerful steamship bound for lands of new sounds, sights and wonders. Although their studies may be challenging and demanding, students are exhilarated with thoughts of new…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad
Heitmann, George – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Most colleges and universities offer study abroad programs, and an increasing number of students participate in such programs. The cost of offering and promoting study abroad programs is often misunderstood and incorrectly assessed. This paper provides an analysis of study abroad costs that will be of general interest, but will be especially…
Descriptors: Economics, Study Abroad, Costs, Administrators
Kehl, Kevin; Morris, Jason – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
One concern that merits the attention of the educational research community is the growing trend toward shorter study abroad programs. Study abroad offerings in which students have traditionally enrolled for academic credit were primarily either a semester or a year in length. The recent Open Doors (2005) report reveals that the growth of study…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Research, Universities, Private Colleges
Law, Andrew; Mennicke, Susan – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The American tradition of liberal arts education assumes that choosing to become an educated person means choosing to become a responsible person--a person capable of engaging in thoughtful reflection and, in turn, acting with empathy and compassion and making informed moral/ethical judgments and choices. In other words, neither education nor…
Descriptors: Altruism, Liberal Arts, Ethics, Empathy
Shubert, Adrian – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Michael Woolf's article, "Come and See the Poor People: The Pursuit of Exotica," is a provocative critique of what he calls the "new orthodoxy" of promoting study abroad in non-traditional destinations. Woolf's underlying point is that the current emphasis on promoting student mobility to non-traditional, i.e. non-European, destinations "is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, International Education, Student Mobility, Study Abroad
Paus, Eva; Robinson, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In this paper, the authors propose one model for an institution-specific analysis which they then apply to the study of their home institution, Mount Holyoke College. The paper advances their understanding of the determinants of study abroad in two important ways. First, it shows that going beyond descriptive statistics and simple correlations and…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Study Abroad, Models, College Students
Dolby, Nadine – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In this essay, the author examines how two groups of undergraduates, from Australia and the United States, negotiate their national and global identities in the context of studying abroad. In doing so the author demonstrates the nuances of "global citizenship" as it is actually experienced. Drawing on Craig Calhoun's (2002) scholarship…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship, Models, Citizenship Education
Orahood, Tammy; Woolf, Jennie; Kruze, Larisa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The Kelley School of Business (KSB) at Indiana University (IU) recognized early the benefit of an international experience for its students. (KSB defines an international experience as consisting of at least 6 weeks outside the U.S., and including an academic component.) To assess the impact of business students' international experience during…
Descriptors: Careers, Overseas Employment, International Education, Alumni
Young, Denise Y. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the association between persistence at the University of Dallas, a private liberal arts university, and participation in a study abroad program. Students who participate in the study abroad program at the University of Dallas spend one semester (typically during the sophomore year) at the Rome campus of the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Core Curriculum, Western Civilization, Academic Persistence
Savicki, Victor; Adams, Ingrid; Wilde, April; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
When people travel from their own home culture to a different culture, they experience variations not only in terms of scenery and societal arrangements, but also in terms of daily routines, interpersonal interactions, and expectations. Many differences are based on the divergence in underlying values and concerns of the home versus the host…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cross Cultural Training, Depression (Psychology), Study Abroad
Dewey, Dan P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
This study is an investigation of the development of vocabulary knowledge during study abroad (SA), intensive domestic immersion (IM) and academic-year formal classroom (AY) learning. Its focus was the growth of vocabulary knowledge in Japanese--a language where little SA research has been conducted to date. Unlike most studies addressing…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, Comparative Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Study Abroad
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