Call for Proposals: Special Issue on Religion and Education Abroad

Working title: “For God’s Sake: Religion and Education Abroad”

Guest Editors: Lynn Elliott (Brigham Young University), William Hyndman (Florida A&M University), Nora Larkin (CAPA), Donna Scarboro (The George Washington University), Michael Woolf (CAPA)

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Religion is not often central to discussions in the field of education abroad, but examining the intersection of education abroad and religion is one important way to understand diverse types of programs and serves as a means to explore the impacts that religion may have on students and their multi-faceted education abroad experiences. Frontiers seeks proposals for well-reasoned articles that examine the intersection between religion (or atheism or agnosticism) and education abroad for a special issue on the topic. The proposed papers can approach this intersection from a variety of directions, including, but not limited to:

Religion and under-representation: Papers that consider religion (formal association or informal belief) as a barrier to participation in study abroad and/or the operational issues raised by the participation of students from diverse religious faiths and in communities of diverse religious faiths.

Religion as a lens: Papers that consider the ways in which religious belief acts as a filter through which experience abroad is perceived.

Religion as a subject to be taught abroad: Papers that consider how the study of religion in distinct national contexts could enhance the study of host nations and enable students better to understand the environment in which they are studying.

Individual religions and internationalism:   Papers that explore how the long-held commitments to internationalism of some faith traditions—such as the Jesuit, Quaker, and LDS – inform or influence education abroad.

Submitting a proposal:

  • Abstracts should be submitted before December 1, 2016 using this form
  • Abstracts are limited to 500 words, exclusive of references
  • Accepted papers will be expected to comply with Frontiers manuscript guidelines:
    • 5,000 – 10,000 words,
    • conforming with an accepted style, such as APA or MLA,
    • and be accompanied by a title page indicating the name and contact information of the author(s), a 150-word abstract and a short (75-word limit) biographical sketch of each author
  • Any inquiries regarding this call for proposals can be directed to Guest Editor Michael Woolf,

Timeline to Publication:
Proposals due: December 1, 2016
Decisions sent: January 30, 2017
Drafts due: July 17, 2017
Final papers due: October 16, 2017
Publication date: January 2018