When the topic of racism comes up, a group of people become frustrated or go through various negative emotions because they have either experienced racism themselves or have heard of/seen
This TED Talk by Rose George, a British journalist and author, is an eye opener. She states in her talk that diarrhea is the second largest killer of children world wide. While I was watching this video, I realized that this issue has been over looked for far too long. It is the right of every […]
How’s your digital story coming along? Do you have any questions or concerns? Anything you’re really excited about? (A link to my digital story can be found below).
Have you gone on an international volunteer trip before? If so, how did it compare with the criticisms you encountered this week? What is your reaction to that?
What do you think of Peter Singer’s arguments? Do you feel obligated to help those in need? Why or why not? If so, what are you going to do about it? If not, how would you support your reasoning to someone who sided with Singer? (The video to Peter Singer’s TED Talk can be found […]
What did you think of the different perspectives you heard in Tuesday’s class? In what ways have you experienced being the “other” or outsider? Or have you? Do you have any fears about studying abroad in terms of your race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or any other factors? How do you plan to address those concerns?
After spending some time looking closely at different study abroad possibilities, what do you want to do and why? Has your mind changed since you applied for this program? How and why (or why not)?
How did you react to this week’s activities? Why do you think you reacted that way? Will you change anything about how you think or act as a result? Why or why not?
How did you react to the perspectives on the United States that you encountered this week? What stood out the most to you? Why? How will that influence your thoughts or actions in the future – either here or abroad?
What international group(s) are you most interested in becoming involved with? Why? What are you most looking for in an international group – language practice? Cultural exposure? Foreign friends? American friends who share your interests? Career preparation? Networking opportunities? Service opportunities? Something else?