Culture of Study Abroad



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Proposals for 20-minute papers and panels may take the form of scholarly discussions, research studies, or professional reports of program and classroom initiatives. Proposals for workshops may explore innovative research, methodological approaches and issues, pedagogical activities, curriculum design, administrative practices, or intra- and inter-institutional policy development.

Abstracts for intended papers, panels, and workshops are welcome in English or French. Please submit an abstract of the proposal as a Word document to the organizers at (cosa@smu.ca). Abstracts for papers should be no more than 300 words. Abstracts for panels and workshops should comprise a general outline no more than 300 words, followed by the participants’ abstracts. The body of the message should contain the presenter’s/presenters’ name(s), affiliation, and the title of the paper, panel, or workshop. For the sake of blind review the abstract must not include the name(s) of the presenter(s).

In the abstract clearly state the topic, research question(s), and objectives. Abstracts on empirical projects should identify the data sources, procedures for data collection and analysis, and actual or expected outcomes. Proposals for workshops should also include a plan of activities. All proposals should indicate which of the five topic areas of the conference they intend to address in particular.

Deadline for abstract proposals: October 15, 2014.

All presenters will be invited to expand their work for consideration for publication in one of a series of journal special issues on the abovementioned topics related to the culture of study abroad. Cooperating journals include the Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée and the journal of Comparative and International Education. Papers submitted for consideration for publication will be subject to a separate blind peer review and only those accepted will be published.

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