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Dewey, Dan P.; Belnap, R. Kirk; Hillstrom, Rebecca – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Language learners and educators have subscribed to the belief that those who go abroad will have many opportunities to use the target language and will naturally become proficient. They also assume that language learners will develop relationships with native speakers allowing them to use the language and become more fluent, an assumption…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages
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Kurt, Mark R.; Olitsky, Neal H.; Geis, Paul – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
Academic study abroad programs are uniquely equipped to give students the opportunities to achieve outcomes for global citizenship (Langran, Langran, and Ozment 2009). These programs take students outside the confines of their home institutions and expose students to new cultures and languages while integrating academic content to enhance the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Global Education
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Antonakopoulou, Efi – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
There is no evidence in the literature for direct comparison of the sociocultural adaptation brought by the participation of U.S. students in education abroad programs of different lengths. This study attempts to address this gap by comparing the sociocultural adaptation of education abroad students that results from their participation in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Study Abroad, Foreign Students
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Palmer, Jeremy – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
This paper presents results from a project investigating over ninety learners of Arabic who studied abroad in the Arab world within the last few years. It explores their linguistic and cultural experiences during their time abroad. One of the most important issues in this paper is that of the development of intercultural competence on study abroad…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Semitic Languages, Language Variation
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Rexeisen, Richard J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
As research on the effectiveness of study abroad programs continues to evolve, the author notes a gradual shift in focus from "Is study abroad effective?" to "What can be done to improve the quality of the study abroad experience?" (e.g., Pederson, 2010; Shaheen, 2004). The author writes that he believes this broadened…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Research, Sensitivity Training, Intercultural Programs
Morgan, Jeff – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Cultural sensitivity theory is the study of how individuals relate to cultural difference. Using literature to help students prepare for study abroad, instructors could analyze character and trace behavior through a model of cultural sensitivity. Milton J. Bennett has developed such an instrument, The Developmental Model of Intercultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnocentrism, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad
Harrison, J. Kline; Brower, Holly H. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Over the last decade the number of students studying abroad has increased 150% to more than a quarter of a million. The programs in which these students participate are no longer seen as simply a campus extension of academic exercise, but as an overall educational experience that develops holistic life skills in the participants. Through their…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Development
Savicki, Victor – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Foreign language proficiency and learning are crucial parts of many study abroad programs; especially those whose host culture language is different than that of the native language of students electing to study in them. Indeed, how a program organizes itself regarding pre-departure language proficiency requirements, on site language learning, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Social Environment, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
Anderson, Phillip H.; Lawton, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
As international travel has become more commonplace and as the economies of the world have become more interdependent, both students and faculties are recognizing the importance of increasing students' ability to function effectively in a global community. Study abroad programs are seen by many as an effective means to provide students with the…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Program Effectiveness, Global Approach, Study Abroad
Merrill, Martha C.; Frost, Caren J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
International and intercultural learning requires flexibility, openness, and a willingness to adjust--on the part of the school as well as the student. Yet in social work, as in other professions requiring licensure and preparing professionals to work with vulnerable populations, flexibility is not simply a matter of convincing a department head…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Social Work, Department Heads, Foreign Students
Kenney, Lance – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Cross-/inter-cultural development, language acquisition, employment potential, and the impact of homestays, program duration, direct enrollment, even grading policies have been analyzed in the pages of "Frontiers" and other journals. This analysis more often than not utilizes methodologies particular to social science research. What has been…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness
Ritsema, Mieka; Knecht, Barbara; Kruckemeyer, Kenneth – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
While urban settlements have been an integral part of human life for millennia, cities today are arguably at the heart of survival on, and of, this planet. More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and urban centers present some of the greatest social and environmental challenges of their time. Though students may study in or…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Thematic Approach
Rodriguez, Karen; Rink, Bradley – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
As international educators, the overwhelmingly urban context of study abroad requires not only a more intense querying of "the city" as a concept, but also more attention to how students could engage with and learn from the urban landscape. In this article, the authors begin with a theoretical flanerie through a range of ideas related to the city…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Learner Engagement
Mikal, Jude P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Dubbed the Net Generation, modern university students have grown up not only with advanced communication technologies at their disposal, but using such technologies to both maintain and create social networks of support. In a study abroad context, the maintenance of dual on- and offline personas provides students with the opportunity to demolish…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Maintenance, Foreign Countries
Diao, Wenhao; Freed, Barbara; Smith, Leigh – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
The past 20 years have witnessed enormous growth in a diverse array of studies which explore the linguistic impact of study abroad (SA) experiences. During this period a multitude of research projects have investigated SLA/L2 learning in SA, in a number of different languages (Russian, Japanese, French, Spanish, English), utilizing diverse…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Research Projects, Standardized Tests, Syntax
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