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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
Goode, Matthew L. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In the literature, there exists some analysis of the study abroad faculty director (FD) role at U.S. colleges and universities. While the existing research has explored the multiple dimensions of the FD role, there has been less analysis of the place of intercultural development in the role. This study sought to fill this gap in the research…
Descriptors: Colleges, Liberal Arts, North Americans, Study Abroad
Gutel, Heather – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
A home stay is typically defined as a period of time in which a person resides with a family in a home located outside his or her country of residence. Living with a host family is frequently connected to learning a language and immersion in a foreign culture. Study abroad students often participate in home stays, but there is little academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
Santanello, Cathy; Wolff, Laura – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
One faces several challenges when designing an education abroad program. These include engaging non-traditional majors in study abroad experiences; facilitating learning activities that directly align with the learning goals of the courses; assessing specific learning outcomes; and finding ways to close the circle after the study abroad programs…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Lifelong Learning
Blanas, Demetri A. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
In 1978, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international health community convoked a conference in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, to address global inequalities in health. The conference resulted in the publication of the "Declaration of Alma-Ata," which made the ambitious call "for urgent action by all governments, all health and…
Descriptors: Community Development, Primary Health Care, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
Arem, Hannah E. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2008
Globalization has emerged as a buzzword in a number of disciplines in recent years. The most recent wave of globalization is characterized by an increase in economic deregulation, privatization, structural adjustment policies, finance flows, global public debates, immigration, multiculturalism, and the technology revolution. In this paper, the…
Descriptors: Privatization, Global Approach, Anthropology, Cultural Pluralism
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