Honors Theses


Brian LaDuca


Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation

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How do human connections from cross-cultural educational exchanges promote peace and understanding? Authentic personal connections can lead to deeper cultural understanding and awareness. This type of human connection can lead to peace. Many cross-cultural educational exchanges, such as Fulbright, were created to promote peace and understanding. Cross-cultural educational exchanges now take on more forms due to increases in the ability to share knowledge which supplies more opportunities for conflict and misunderstanding or peace and understanding. Due to this, it is important to have students participate in cross-cultural educational experiences to create personal connections to understand cultural differences better. This experience can create global citizens who are able to understand and navigate the barriers of culture. Through literature review and synthesis of current work on peace, human connection is shown to be vital in creating peace and understanding across cultures.

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Undergraduate research