Charting a Path Forward for Education Abroad Research

Keywords: Education abroad, Study abroad, Global citizenship, Global learning, International education, COVID-19

Abstract

This article briefly reviews the most important and impactful research published in the journal Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad over the course of its first 25 years of publication and looks ahead to the research directions that can help the field move past the negative effects of COVID-19 and prepare for its next transformation. Goals are set for the future of education abroad as a field of both  scholarly inquiry and professional practice.

In Spanish

Este artículo repasa brevemente la investigación más importante e impactante que ha sido publicado en la revista Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad durante los primeros 25 años de su publicación y mira hacia el futuro para identificar las direcciones de investigación que podrán servir para la recuperación del campo de estudios en el extranjero después de COVID-19. El artículo identifica metas para el futuro de la educación en el extranjero como campo de investigación académica y como práctica profesional.

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Author Biography

Amelia J. Dietrich, The Forum on Education Abroad

Dr. Amelia Dietrich is the Managing Editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and Director for Research and Resources at The Forum on Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Language Science from The Pennsylvania State University. She has written for academic and industry publications on topics including student health and safety abroad, education abroad best practices, the history of U.S. education abroad, bilingualism, code-switching, and language processing.

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Dietrich, A. J. (2020). Charting a Path Forward for Education Abroad Research. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 32(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v32i2.465