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The Effects of Internship Abroad Curricular Experiential Interactions

Source: Snodgrass, L. L. (2017). The effects of internship abroad curricular experiential interactions on the cultural intelligence of program participants (Doctoral dissertation, Purdue University).

This dissertation examined the impact of internship abroad experiential curricular interactions on the development of culturally intelligence of participants using pre- and post-test Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) scores. The study indicated that the experiential programs, that embedded elements of critical culture, including critical knowledge, critical thinking, critical pedagogy, and critical community, had significant effects on the growth in cultural intelligence. 

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Perception of global citizenship

Source: Rapoport, A. (2017). Perception of global citizenship among international participants of study abroad programs. World Studies in Education, 18(1), 5-21.

This study aimed to investigate the impact of a short-term study abroad program on the development of global identity and global citizenship among international students of a US university. The results showed that the students lacked understanding and acceptance of changes in the global-national-local hierarchy or an intent to participate in globally important actions.

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Development of college students' travel venturesomeness

Source: Mody, M., Gordon, S., Lehto, X., & Adler, H. (2017). Study abroad and the development of college students' travel venturesomeness. Tourism Management Perspectives, 24, 126-138.

Applying a pre-post design, the study found that the intercultural competence and personal development obtained through study abroad had a mediating effect on student venturesomeness for students who traveled to culturally proximate countries.

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Second Language Acquisition

Source: Czerwionka, L., & Cuza, A. (2017). Second language acquisition of Spanish service industry requests in an immersion context. Hispania, 100(2), 239-260. 

The study focuses on Spanish service industry requests in the context of food and drink for English-speaking learners of Spanish and examines their development of requests throughout a six-week study abroad program in Spain. The study compared the difference between native speakers of Spanish and non-native speaking learners. Results showed pragmatic acquisition over the program with a change in the learners' requests and an increase in appropriateness of the requests over time. 

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Pragmatic acquisition of requests for English-speaking learners of Spanish

Source: Czerwionka, L., & Cuza, A. (2017). A pragmatic analysis of L2 Spanish requests: Acquisition in three situational contexts during short-term study abroad. Intercultural Pragmatics, 14(3), 391-419.

This study investigated the acquisition of second language requests by learners and native speakers in a short-term study abroad program in Spain and in the contexts of food and drink, general merchandise, and familial. 

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Global Engineering Competency in Context

Source: Jesiek, Brent K., Qin Zhu, Sang Eun Woo, Julia Thompson, and Andrea Mazzurco. (2014). "Global Engineering Competency in Context: Situations and Behaviors." Online Journal of Global Engineering Education, 8(1).

In response to the need of establishing a more robust definition and developmental theory of global engineering competency, the study reports findings of a collected literature and interviews and focus groups with practicing engineers on engineering practice in a global context. The categories of situations and behaviors evident in the data set contain technical coordination, understanding and negotiating engineering cultures, and navigating ethics, standards, and regulations.

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Developing Globally Competent Engineering Researchers

Source: Jesiek, B. K., Haller, Y., & Thompson, J. (2014). Developing Globally Competent Engineering Researchers: Outcomes-Based Instructional and Assessment Strategies from the IREE 2010 China Research Abroad Program. Advances in Engineering Education, 4(1), n1. 

The study reports on a summer engineering research abroad program – International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) 2010 China. The authors used a mixed-method approach to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data. Data source included primarily surveys, scenario-based tasks, reflective activities and blogs, interviews, focus groups, and trip report. The findings report improved learning outcomes from IREE in perceptions of readiness for a sojourn abroad, language proficiency, universal-diverse orientation, and global engineering competency.

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Program evaluations from 11 short-term study abroad programs

Source: Behnke, C., Seo, S., & Miller, K. (2014). Enhancing the study abroad experience: A longitudinal analysis of hospitality-oriented, study abroad program evaluations. Tourism Management, 42, 271-281. 

The authors applied a mixed-methods approach to identify programmatic characteristics that were related to increased student satisfaction with their study abroad experience. The results indicated that the students appreciated active components and local guides in the programs.

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Study Abroad and Student Learning

Source: Masters, C. and Krishnan, L.A. (2015). Study Abroad and Student Learning: Tales from ZambiaADVANCE for Speech and Hearing Online Edition, 69(11), 28,30.

The article demonstrates important lessons learned from Purdue University's Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) in Zambia service-learning program. For example, community partners in the destination country are key stakeholders; learning about the country and their culture; reflecting on own cultural biases and increasing awareness; it is challenging to determine the program's impact on the community, and programs should integrate intentional activities to enhance cultural competence.

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