Drs. Nolan and Hickman Publish Research in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad

By Ryan Hiemenz | June 3, 2024

Dr. Meg Nolan, assistant professor of Global Business, and Dr. Peggy Hickman, associate professor and chair of the School of Education, published an article in the latest issue of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. 

Titled “Developing Intercultural Competence Through Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: A Qualitative Case Study,” their journal article examines the development of intercultural competence in undergraduate students after participating in two separate short-term study abroad (STSA) programs offered at a university in the United States.

Drs. Nolan and Hickman gathered student testimonials, stories, descriptions, and feelings about their STSA experiences to gain a multifaceted understanding of these students’ intercultural competencies. These findings also helped them to identify the students’ views on the use of varied pedagogy in their development of intercultural competence.

The published journal article can be viewed here.