Chapter 13: Opportunities and Challenges of Ethical, Effective Global Learning
Nina Namaste and Amanda Sturgill
Quality study away needs to address a set of ethical imperatives including rejecting colonialist models in favor of seeking reciprocity, using high-quality research findings to maximize learning from both domestic and international off-campus experiences, and intentionally integrating both kinds of study away with the larger college and university experience.
- How have the three “master narratives” shaped how we construct, and conceptualize, study abroad experiences?
- In what ways does study abroad unwittingly support a colonialist perspective? What could be done to disrupt colonial legacies?
- How can study abroad be intentionally structured to be more inclusive, diverse, ethical, and reciprocal?