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Murphy, Dianna; Sahakyan, Narek; Yong-Yi, Doua; Magnan, Sally Sieloff – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
Study abroad is typically seen as a primary vehicle for building students' global competence. The belief is that study abroad will better prepare graduates to meet opportunities and challenges in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, that is, study abroad will produce global citizens. Given the low participation rate in study…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Study Abroad, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Stemler, Steven E.; Imada, Toshie; Sorkin, Carolyn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
As globalization becomes commonplace and the world becomes increasingly interconnected, institutions of higher education have begun to prioritize the development of intercultural competence in their students. In order to measures intercultural competence, the authors developed the "Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale" (WICS). The…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity
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Savage, Baron L.; Hughes, Haning Z. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
The events of September 11, 2001, shocked the nation and forced the United States government to acknowledge its tremendously inadequate capability in foreign language proficiency and global cultural awareness. Post 9/11 military operations reinforced the reality that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs a significantly improved capability in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Summer Programs
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Lane-Toomey, Cara – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2014
As the United States continued to grow as a world power throughout the later part of the twentieth century, government funding for international education grew more closely connected to its national security needs. Federal funds have contributed to the growth of Area Studies and studying Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Within the last ten…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Policy, National Security
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Li, Manyu; Olson, Josephine E.; Frieze, Irene Hanson – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Improving the international competencies of university students is becoming an important goal for both nations and universities. On the country level, national security and globalization trends are "driving nations to place more importance on developing and recruiting human capital or brain power through international education…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Long, Theodore E. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Study abroad has become a substantial enterprise as educators embraced the idea that learning about other cultures is a critical component of becoming an educated person, succeeding at work, and serving as an effective citizen (Bok, 2006). Studies now show that study abroad is positively related to student persistence and success, and liberal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Education, Global Approach, Academic Persistence
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Engle, Lilli – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
With the interconnectedness of the peoples and nations of our world every year more patently apparent, the international education community has responded with heightened urgency to the challenge of integrating the discovery and understanding of other countries, cultures, and realities into the university curriculum. Even as all involved still…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Outcomes of Education, Universities
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Williams, Tracy Rundstrom – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
One of the most commonly cited reasons students choose to study abroad is to experience a new culture. However, most students and, perhaps, most people do not fully recognize what culture is and the span of its influences. The pervasiveness and seeming incomprehensiveness of cultural differences often surprise and unsettle the traveler, and his or…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Soria, Krista M.; Cherney, Blythe T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Study abroad opportunities continue to be a popular choice for U.S. college students looking to expand their undergraduate education. In response to the increasing demand for international opportunities, campuses have diversified their study abroad program models. On many campuses, students not only have opportunities to study abroad during…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, International Education, Volunteers
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Sweeney, Karyn – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Dialogue regarding the participation of students of color in study abroad must move beyond a focus solely on numbers, access, and deficits of students of color. The inclusive excellence scorecard found in this report can be used as a tool for institutions to examine the participation and success of students of color in study abroad through the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education
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Savicki, Victor; Arrúe, Carmen; Binder, Frauke – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Many study abroad programs require language proficiency, emphasize language learning, or otherwise support the development of language skills for their students. A general assumption underlying this attention to foreign language acquisition is that access to the host culture is increased as students are able to converse with host nationals using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language Fluency, Cultural Pluralism
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DeGraaf, Don; Slagter, Cynthia; Larsen, Kelly; Ditta, Elisa – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
"Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look beyond the ranges--something lost… and waiting for you." Rudyard Kipling's words portray perfectly the wonder of studying abroad for many college students. The excitement that leads up to a new adventure in an unknown place invites students into exploration and new experiences. But Kipling's…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, College Students, Citizen Participation
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Xu, Min; de Silva, Chandra R.; Neufeldt, Ellen; Dane, Jane H. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
There is a widespread assumption that study abroad develops skills that are marketable in an increasingly global market. Students at many institutions, including Old Dominion University (ODU), have undertaken study abroad mostly after their sophomore year, well after they have chosen a major. The profile of U.S. students studying abroad compiled…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Profiles, Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits
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Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Being a study abroad student is not all sweetness and light. By definition, study abroad students are faced with acculturative stress (Berry, 2005) by virtue of encountering differences in assumptions, values, and expectations of daily living in their host culture. Add to that the usual challenge of hearing and speaking a different language, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Interpersonal Competence
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Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
While there has been an increase in students studying abroad in China, this increase has not been seen in the respective number of articles published in scholarly journals on education abroad in China. This paper summarizes articles from journals on the types of education abroad programs in China, organized by topic, and by the outcomes and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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