While on a study abroad program, you may experience an increased awareness of your specific identities and how they may impact your experience and/or the experiences of your peers. Identity dynamics can shape how you are received and perceived in the host culture. By engaging in pre-selection research into the prospective host culture and listening to the experiences of your peers and Program Manager/Global Experiences Advisor, you can be prepared for situations you may encounter throughout your global experience.
The Global Experiences Office provides considerations to keep in mind before, during, and after your global education experience, as well as resources to help you to navigate your identities. Review considerations for the following: