Learn Through Your Experiences.
Jazmine Goodwin ’12
Studying Abroad—especially the short-term global travel courses—complemented everything I learned in the classroom. What better way to learn than to learn for yourself, through your own experiences?
I read about these places, watched movies about the people who live there, experienced the land and culture, and interacted with the people.
The close mentorship of my professors prepared me to effectively and objectively observe interactions between people as well as the historical trajectory of peace and development through different world perspectives. I ultimately learned about different racial identities, sexual orientations, and sorts of oppression, as it might help me become a better diplomat and/or politician.
What I enjoyed most about my courses is that they allowed me to think critically about the surrounding world. The students come from different backgrounds and have different ideas which often lead to debates on classism, racism and sexism; however, everything ultimately respects the classroom setting and the others’ right to disagree.