In these increasingly unique times, ubiquitous access to alternative facts via the media (both social and traditional) can influence the impressionable minds of our youth—especially those living in homogeneous communities. Now more than ever, it’s imperative that educational institutions expose students to authentic, real-world experiences with diverse people and perspectives around the world.
Study abroad programs have been and will continue to be an effective way for students to garner global perspective and experience cross cultural collaborations with students overseas. Students are immersed in the culture, history, and heritage of their experience, and ideally take advantage of the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Continue reading