Navigating Your Identity Abroad

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Description

Studying abroad can be one of the most life changing aspects of the college experience. This program will provide insights on students can prepare themselves on how their identity (specifically racial/ethnic/cultural) may impact their impending international experience.


Whether you have studied abroad or plan to study abroad, in this interactive program students will have the opportunity to assess their own identity and explore the implications it may have in these new unfamiliar places outside of your campus.  We will explore privilege and oppression in the international context through the stories of past students gathered through the InterAction & Entropy Magazine's “Privilege & Identity Abroad Narrative Writing Contest”. We prepare students to think about their identity and how it could affect them and their experiences abroad as well as provide them with the tools and framework to check their privilege, stay safe, and build authentic intercultural relationships. Students will have the opportunity to share their own experiences with one another.

Program Objectives

  • Gain tools to build authentic cross cultural relationships abroad
  • Reflect upon one’s own identity, position and role in the community.
  • Reflect upon the role colonization, imperialism, privilege, and oppression impact perceived identities and affect students’ experiences abroad.
  • Explore the potential challenges POC and LGBTQI students may face in different cultural context and how to navigate different spaces.

Interested? Contact us to learn more about how to bring Navigating Identity Abroad to your campus or organization!