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Kasmer, Lisa Anne; Billings, Esther – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
This study investigated how a study abroad experience teaching mathematics in Tanzania, Africa impacted a group of secondary education pre-service teachers (PSTs) from the United States. In particular we discuss their ability to facilitate the learning of students in multilingual mathematics classrooms while personally developing intercultural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Study Abroad, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Williams, Tracy Rundstrom – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Numerous studies have shown that simply being in another culture does not guarantee the development of intercultural competence. Students need guidance to seek out opportunities to engage and to make sense of those experiences. Reflection has become a popular methodology to assist students with this. Unfortunately, students often do not know how…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Student Needs
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Savicki, Victor; Price, Michele V. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Reflection supports actively transforming perspectives regarding study abroad experiences. The current study examines the "how" of reflection. Content of reflections is dictated by questions posed. The process of reflection is less prescribed yet revealing of paths to student understanding. Students posted to a web log (blog) over six…
Descriptors: Reflection, Longitudinal Studies, Study Abroad, Student Journals
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Alonso García, Nuria; Longo, Nicholas V. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
This essay explores the potential value of short-term study abroad experiences within the unique framework of a new global service-learning program at Providence College which connects international with local engagement as a way to "do more with less." The authors first introduce a typology for global service-learning, illustrating how…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Study Abroad, Global Education, College Students
Surtees, Victoria – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
Study Abroad (SA) has long enjoyed the unquestioning support of the general public, governments, and its benefits for language learning in many ways have been naturalized as "common sense" (Twombly et al., 2012). Language ideology scholars would say that this naturalization itself is indication that there are strong ideological forces at…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
Hendrickson, Blake – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
In March of 2011 Unite States president Barack Obama announced the "100,000 strong in the Americas" program during his visit to Chile (U.S. State Department, 2011). The initiative's goal is to reach 100,000 U.S. students studying in Latin America and 100,000 Latin American students studying in the United States. This interchange of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Study Abroad, International Educational Exchange, International Relations
Kronholz, Julia F.; Osborn, Debra S. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preliminary findings regarding the effect of a study abroad experience on vocational identity and career decision-making as defined by Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory (Sampson et al., 2004). The results revealed that a study abroad experience significantly impacts college students'…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Student Experience, Career Choice
Hall, Timothy; Gray, Tonia; Downey, Greg; Sheringham, Colin; Jones, Benjamin; Power, Anne; Truong, Son – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
An increasing emphasis on university internationalisation, global citizenship education and outbound mobility experiences (OMEs) has seen international study travel become a key staple of tertiary education. University students undertake learning experience for academic credit overseas for a period shorter than a semester under the guidance of an…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Abroad, Tourism, College Faculty
Gui, Yongxia; Safdar, Saba; Berry, John – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
The current study examies the views of both international and domestic students in Canada using the conceptual and empirical framework from the MIRIPS (Mutual Intercultural Relations in Plural Societies) project (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/cacr/research/mirips). Two hypotheses were examined. First is the "multiculturalism hypothesis"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Foreign Students, College Students
Bathke, Amber; Kim, Ryoka – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
Student mental health is a significant concern on US college campuses, however, what happens when those campuses go global? The experience of those who work in the international education field suggests that the percentage may be even higher than on campus, since culture shock, homesickness, and stress can trigger anxiety, depression, or other…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Mental Health, College Students, International Education
Anderson, Christine L.; Lorenz, Karl; White, Michael – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
In the United States post 9/11, there is increasing interest by the government and by institutions of higher education in educating students and citizens to more successfully navigate difference and interact in an increasingly connected world. This has led to a rise in the number of U.S. American students studying abroad especially on…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Multicultural Education, Study Abroad, International Education
Hofer, Barbara K.; Thebodo, Stacey Woody; Meredith, Kristen; Kaslow, Zoe; Saunders, Alexandra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
Until fairly recently, when U.S. students left home for college, their contact with family decreased abruptly. They typically learned to make an increasing number of important decisions without parental consultation, and developed in predictable ways toward becoming autonomous, self-regulating adults. Moreover, if they chose to study abroad during…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
Houser, Chris; Brander, Robert; Brannstrom, Christian; Trimble, Sarah; Flaherty, Jane – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
Rip currents are narrow seaward-flowing currents common on many global beaches and are capable of transporting even experienced swimmers a significant distance offshore, placing them at risk of needing rescue or drowning. In this respect, rips represent a significant hazard to beach users around the world and are recognized as a major health…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Knowledge Level, Risk, College Students
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
Lee, Jasmine; Green, Qiana – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
This research adds to the dearth of literature examining the experiences of Black students who study abroad. Additionally, this project extends the literature on the influence of diasporic travel on US Black undergraduate students. Because study abroad has positive benefits for student learning and development (Brux & Fry, 2010), targeted…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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