Learn. Unlearn. Repeat.
Session 2 (Women, LGBTQ + Persons and Minorities Abroad)
- don’t start a culture war
- be prepared to be treated like a representative of the US
- whether a visible or non-visible minority, know resources available to help
- a group of people or a country is not one glob of preconceived notions
- be aware that people will have learned history differently from yourself
- translate essential documents (e.g. prescriptions) into the language of the country you’ll be studying abroad in
- acknowledge that you won’t enjoy every moment. be aware of that, so that you can do your best to enjoy all the study abroad moments you can
Session 3 (After Undergrad Opportunities: Fulbright and Peace Corps)
The Fulbright program provides for students research, teaching, and higher education grants to increase mutual understanding.
- follow through with the application process
- be as specific as possible
- familiarize yourself with current politics in that host country
- make connections in that country to make your project feasible
- think of how you will engage with the community while there and note your plans in your application