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Submissions from 2018

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The Implementation of the Extreme Visa Vetting Policy and its Effects on International Students and Scholars, Amelia Burke

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Going Full Circle: Connecting Re-entry and Preparation for the Harlaxton Study Abroad Program, Kaylynn Carver

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Expectations of Teacher Trainers: To Inspire or Not To Inspire The Case of a Mozambican Institute, Francesca Cellini

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Language and Personal Growth in Study Abroad, Cynthia Columbus

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Ecuador as an Academic Destination: Building a National Strategy, Silvia Donoso

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The African American Experience on Study Abroad: A Closer Look at the Student Perspective, Vanessa Doyle

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Incorporating Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into Study Abroad Courses: A Training Design, Michelle Esche

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Engaging International Transfer Students at University of Washington Tacoma, Amber Hallberg

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LeadOn Alliance: Empowering Alaska's Youth Through Inclusive Programming, Megan Juneau

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Student Teaching Cuenca: An Overseas Student Teaching Placement Program for Taylor University, Janae Knipp

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Hands-On with On-Site Students? Exploration of the Expanding Role of the Third-Party Provider Education Abroad Advisor, Emma Lynch

"RU Ready?" Academic Success Program for First-Year International Undergraduate Students from China at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Mary Ellen Maguire

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A Cappella Bridge: Towards a More Reciprocal Arts-Based Exchange, Daniel Malin

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HBCUs Abroad: Design and Delivery of the First-Year Haiti Experience, Javonni S. McGlaurin

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Closing The Circle: Comprehensive Study Abroad Reentry Programming in a Small Liberal Arts College, Dora Musini

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Beyond the Numbers: Comprehensive Internationalization at Miami University, Andres Oliver

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Not So Bizarre Foods: Exploring the historical and cultural traditions behind the foods of France, Germany, and Italy, Kari Pederson Behrends

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Is the J-1 Trainee and Intern Exchange Visitor Program Still Fulfilling Its Original Purpose as an Educational and Cultural Exchange Program?, Rachael Ropkey

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Addressing the Assumption; A Case Study on Student Motivations and Barriers to Study Second Language Abroad, Rebecca Schano

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The Earth Sciences Field Camp: A Short-Term Study Abroad Program Design, Catherine Tartaglia

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Connecting Study Abroad to Careers, Graduate School, and Fellowships: An Advising Program for Yale-NUS College, Beth Uding

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The Role of the International Educator in Understanding International Student Identity Development, Kelsey Walsh

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Assessing Risk: An El Nomad Case Study, Laura Wondra

Submissions from 2017

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Anti-Japanese Sentiment among Graduates of South Korean Public Schools, Jamal Barbari

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The Power of Discomfort in Learning Abroad, Alexis Barge

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Advantages & Challenges: An Assessment of SUNY Oneonta's Current Approach to International Student Services, Sarah Busche

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Innovation in Digital Music: A Customized Program for Barcelona SAE, Daniel E. Childs

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International Student Transitions After Yale (iSTAY): Career Development and Post-Graduation Transition Program for International Students, Alison Young Eun Cho

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Expanding Learning While Away: Intercultural Communication Course, Cassandra Clements

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Project-Based Learning in Distance Learning High School Courses, Alison Davis

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Mental Health Support for Students During Study Abroad, Sylvia DeMichiel

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From Rural to Global: Public High School Internationalization Efforts in Rural Wyoming, Josephine Fleming

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Meeting Their Needs: A Comprehensive Internationalization Analysis of The University of San Diego's Undergraduate Student Mobility Programs, Alana Franklin

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Summer of Culture: Jordan - A CROSS-CULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JORDAN, Adam Freed

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Assessing the Influence of Career-Linked Experiential Opportunities on the F-1 Undergraduate Student Enrollment Decision-Making Process, Harrison Fuerst

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A Well-Rounded Experience: Connecting the Home Campus to the Study Abroad Experience and The Study Abroad Experience to the Home Campus, Mary Aurora Grandinetti

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International Student Orientation: Engagment Practices at Johnson and Wales University, Sarah P. Habtemariam

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Towards Soulful and Sustainable Service: The Role of Ethics in Global Service-Learning Programs within Faith-Based Tertiary Institutions, Corrie Johnson

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In Pursuit of Intercultural Competency During Study Abroad, Leslie Johnson

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Identity-Oriented Program, Isaac Jorgensen

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Applying Universal Design for Learning to Study Abroad Programs: A Best Practices Model for Education Abroad Professionals, Juanita Lillie

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Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations to Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz

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PeaceJam University Scholars Program: Through the Lens of the Laureates, Kara Lundin

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Enhancing Global Education in China - A Global Citizen Language Program, Wen Amy Luo

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Residential Life Curriculum: Wyoming Seminary, Allie Maxwell

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Semester at Sea Global Studies Program, Laura B. McDonald

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A Comparative Approach to Non-Formal Education: The Power of Sport for Female Youth, Meghan McMillan

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Media, Borders, and Citizenship: Internationalization and Social Justice in an Undergraduate Communication Program at a Public University in New England, Kristi Mientka

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Toward Comprehensive Internationalization: A Proposal for Integrating Study Abroad Programs into a Secondary School Curriculum, David A. Miller

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Did You Get the Message?: Influence of Study Abroad Marketing to Prospective Students in Maryville College Study Abroad Demographics, Alissa M. Morson

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Discourse at the International School of Asia in Karuizawa: Language and Practice, Merisa Muharemovic

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Reich Scholar Program: A Scholarship and Leadership Training Program for International Students with Disabilities at Dartmouth College, Megan Murray

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Policy Analysis on UNESCO's Action Plan for Gender Equality 2014-2021, Sarah Nagel

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Food Allergies Abroad: An Exploration of the Experiences Individuals with Food Allergies Face While Studying Abroad, Danielle M. Roberge

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What It Means to be a Global Campus: A Case Study of Internationalization on the University of Washington Campus, Catherine Rock

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MA in International Education - Low-Residency Singapore Program, Joyce Ting (Chen)

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You & Me, Them & We: International Students Making Meaning(s) of Ethnic and Racial Identities at West Mountains College, Andrew Turgeon

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS: AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGN IN PUBLICH HEALTH, Elizabeth Anne Tyrie

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An Analysis of Vermont Academy's Internationalization Effort, Xiang Wang Mr.

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PROGRAM DESIGN, DELIVERY, AND EVALUATION: LPC US HOST FAMILY PROGRAM, Gillian Wigton Bell

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Kiswahili or English: A Policy Analysis of Language Instruction in Tanzania, Mari C. Yogi

Submissions from 2016

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West African Refugees in Baltimore City: Pros and Cons, Christianah T. Adeneye

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Diversifying the Curriculum: An Analysis of Diversity Course Policies at the University of California San Diego, Maria Lourdes Amparo

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Internationalizing Teacher Education: A Case Study of a School of Education, Florence Bromfield

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Advocating for In-service Teacher Training in Mexico: English4Mexico, Carrie Byrne

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Post Program Involvement in Community Service and Volunteerism: An Examination of Youth Exchange and Study Program Alumni, Ashleigh Caws

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Cross-Cultural Confidence: A Program Design for Accessible Intercultural Competence on Campus, Erika Clement

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ENLACES: Transformative Educational Policy for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Kelcy B. Cox

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Reflect & Connect- Helping Students Make the Most of Their Study Abroad Experience, Rachael L. Dean

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Comprehensive Internationalization Strategy for the Boston Architectural College: Building the Foundation for Action and Assessment, Monica Dugo

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Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment in Iceland: A STEM-Focused Program for the Experiment in International Living, Katie Fassbinder

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U101: Global Perspectives A Semester Course for First-Year Students, Chrissie Faupel

STEM 1+2+2 Program: A Proposal for Saudi Arabia Ministy of Higher Education and the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Scholarship, Marci Lynn Fradkin

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The Current State of Access to Basic Education for Syrian Refugee Children Living in the Za’atari Camp, Theresa L. Frey

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The Impact of Study Abroad on Post-graduation Job Search, Satoko Fukai

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First-Year Experience: International Students, Kaitlyn M. Gentling

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International Service-Learning and Experiential Education: Reframing a Putney Student Travel Service-Learning Program in the Dominican Republic, Zufan Hagos

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The Refugee Mentoring Network: Program Design, Danielle Elaine Hard

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Mandating International Experience: A Policy Analysis of The State University of New York (SUNY) At Geneseo Requirement for all International Relations Degree Seeking Students to Study Abroad, Leiah Heckathorn

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Learning to Know, Do and Be: Curriculum for Self-Reflection and Intercultural Consciousness for the SENA Volunteacher Program, Claire H. Hero

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Explore Ecuador: A Road Scholar Intergenerational Program Proposal, Sarah Hilton

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Cultural Communities among African Students at Yale College, Laura Hoffsis

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Stamp of Approval: The Influence of Parents in the Decision to Study Abroad, Anna Hurd

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Traditions and Proficiency Abroad - Spain (TAPAS) Program: A High School Study Abroad Program for District 128, Michaela Kendzior

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Finding Balance: A Qualitative Approach Student Assessment at the University of Otago, Benjamin Koziol

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Internationalization in American Legal Education: A Short-term Embedded Study Abroad program for University of Connecticut Law Students, Yana Kraychinskaya

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An Acculturation Program for Foreign-Born Workers at Multinational Companies Transferred to Offices in the United States, Eric Krieger

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Reflect, React, Exchange: A Cultural Competency Co-Curriculum, Derrick Lewis

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Peer Advising 101: A Training Workshop For Peer Advisors In Study Abroad, Anna Marter

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Preparing Franklin Academy's Students' in Becoming Interculturally Competent, Shannon McCann

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University of Hawaii at Hilo: International Female Student Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Leslie Lehuanani McClung

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Global Citizenship Certificate Program, Alison C. Meighan

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Returning From Abroad: A Comparative Review, Denver W. Miller

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A Personalized Approach to International Student Orientation at Saginaw Valley State University, Kendra Morehead

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TripL - Living, Learning, Leading: A Program for Ongoing Cultural Training for House Leaders at Mossgate Preparatory School, Stephanie Munson

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An Introductory Online Interactive Training to Disability Etiquette and Protocol to Promote Inclusion, David Murcko

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Learning by Osmosis or Intervention? Preparing Faculty to Lead Short-Term Programs Abroad, Alexandra P. Nesbeda

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Semester at Sea IMPACT Service-Learning Scholarship Program, Lindsay B. Parise

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Exploring Partnerships Between Embedded Providers and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Directors, Angelo D. Pisano

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Connecting Through Communication - Incorporating Intercultural Competency During International Student Orientations, Keith A. Quatraro