Integrating Study Abroad Research and Practice: Asian and Asian American Students in Focus




Asian American students, Asian students, heritage seeking, identity development, language proficiency, researcher-practitioner collaboration


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Author Biographies

Anas N. Almassri, Durham University

Anas Nazmi-Nihal Almassri is a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant at the School of Education of Durham University. Funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, his doctoral project investigates the potential contributions of international graduate scholarships to everyday peace in Palestine. Anas holds a BEd in English (IUGaza), MA in Arab studies (Georgetown), and MSc in peace studies and PGCert in research methods (Durham).

Randeep Kullar, CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Randeep Kullar is a Career Counselor, International Educator, and JEDI Advocate who currently serves as Partnership Director at CEA CAPA Education Abroad. Randeep spent the first part of her career developing global internship programs and then transitioned to supporting institutions in creating their education abroad programs. Randeep received a M.S. in Counseling from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in History with a minor in Education from the University of California, Davis.

Nelson Brunsting, Wake Forest University

Nelson Brunsting, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor of Contemporary Global Studies and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Research on Abroad and International Student Engagement (RAISE Center) at Wake Forest University. His research interests center on understanding and enhancing the wellbeing and social-emotional development of diverse populations in academic contexts.


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Brunsting, N., Dietrich, A. J., Almassri, A. N., & Bingham, W. P. (2023). Integrating Research and Practice to Enhance Experiences and Outcomes of Study Abroad of Underrepresented Students: An Introduction to the Special Section. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 35(1), 453-465.

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How to Cite

Almassri, A., Kullar, R., & Brunsting, N. (2023). Integrating Study Abroad Research and Practice: Asian and Asian American Students in Focus. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 35(2), 22–28.



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