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The Global Education Seminar offered opportunities to faculty to experience life in another culture with hopes of returning to campus to educate colleagues and students. This article argues that travels to Argentina and Peru accomplished some of that objective. Among the educational aspects, the experience addresses the question: “what does it mean to be black in those countries?” The conclusion was revealing in several ways, and among them was that racism was displayed in different ways in different societies. Additionally, the experience helped to reinforce the differences between cultural immersion and tourism. In the end the experience enriched participants’ knowledge and ability to promote global and intercultural conversations on campus.
International and Area Studies | Latin American Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Amin, Julius A., "Journeying Through South America" (2015). Perspectives on South America: Reminiscence of the University of Dayton Global Education Seminar. 9.