Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Integrating Study Abroad Research and Practice: African American and Black Students in Focus

Almassri, Anas; Welch, Zhana; Brunsting, Nelson

Integrating Study Abroad Research and Practice: African American and Black Students in Focus Thumbnail


Authors

Zhana Welch

Nelson Brunsting



Abstract

This brief integrates insights from research and practice to shine light on these questions, which are on the forefront of the minds of many study abroad practitioners across the country. Our point of departure is that although Black student participation in study abroad is increasingly less than that of their peers (Lu et al., 2015), their study abroad experiences and learning outcomes are receiving increased research attention. In the case of this brief, the reviewed research shows that Black students’ study abroad experiences and learning outcomes seem to be largely positive. Broadly, the Black students whose experiences are documented in reviewed studies made gains in their academic achievement, language learning, intercultural competence, identity development, wellbeing, and career outcomes (Bell et al., 2021; Blake et al., 2020; Bush et al., 2022; Byker & Xu, 2019; Dietz et al., 2011; Edwards, 2020; Lu et al., 2015; Quan, 2018; Smith-Augustine, 2014; White et al., 2011; Willis, 2015).

Citation

Almassri, A., Welch, Z., & Brunsting, N. (2023). Integrating Study Abroad Research and Practice: African American and Black Students in Focus. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 35(2), 40-51. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v35i1.848

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 30, 2023
Online Publication Date Jul 20, 2023
Publication Date Jul 20, 2023
Deposit Date Nov 7, 2023
Publicly Available Date Nov 9, 2023
Journal Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
Print ISSN 1085-4568
Electronic ISSN 1085-4568
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 2
Pages 40-51
DOI https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v35i1.848
Keywords African American students; Black students; community cultural wealth; critical mass; faculty-led programs; researcher-practitioner collaboration
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1899034
Publisher URL https://www.forumea.org/

Files

Published Journal Article (177 Kb)
PDF

Publisher Licence URL
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/

Copyright Statement
Copyright (c) 2023 Anas N. Almassri, Zhana Welch, Nelson Brunsting. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.





You might also like



Downloadable Citations