Race, Culture, Identity and Study Abroad

Study abroad can be a transformative experience, providing students of color an opportunity to explore new interests, expand employment opportunities and build international networks. However, students who find themselves in the minority, both within the student group and their host country, may anticipate some unique challenges. For example, perceptions of identity may differ from what you are used to in the U.S.  You may experience unexpected or more intense instances of discrimination or microaggressions. Co-facilitated by Devin Walker, Director of Global Engagement for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) and Amy Exah, Assistant Director for Study Abroad, this workshop will explore these themes through small group discussions . Our goal is to help students of color understand how to leverage their own strengths in navigating a new landscape and discuss some appropriate response strategies. Please join us and contribute to the conversation!

Monday, May 6 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Burdine Hall (BUR), 212
2505 UNIVERSITY AVE , Austin, Texas 78712

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World & Culture, Diversity & Social Justice

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