FRANCE AND MOROCCO
The Department of History’s study abroad program in France and Morocco gives students a firsthand look at how diversity is practiced and embraced in a different part of the world.
The individuals I met and the neighborhoods I visited … not only allowed me to learn about the extraordinary history of the relationship and growth of the two countries, but will allow me to apply important aspects of diversity and inclusion to my personal and professional life back home,” said psychology student Julianna Applestein, who captured this moment on the trip.
The Geography of the European Union is a four-week program in which students learn the intricacies of the European Union from Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the easternmost member of the European Union.
I did not know how greatly European policies differed from those in America, and it has been eye opening to see how progressive Europe has been on key issues such as climate change and immigration," said biology major Shaleen Ghosh.
Sociology 3798.03 students went to Rwanda to study the origins and aftermath of the country's 1994 genocide through active learning experiences. Over three weeks, students heard from rescuers, victims and perpetrators of the genocide, and they tackled questions surrounding violence, human rights, justice and postwar development.
The Global May China program saw Ohio State students pair with students from Southwest Minzu University. Women's, gender and sexuality studies major Mia Cariello partnered with an SWMU student, 罗洋君, to learn about China's different ethnicities, the country's rapid urbanization and how various cultures interconnect within the nation's newly developing metropolises.
After going on the Global May China trip and seeing how hard SWMU faculty and students fight for the continuation of their culture, heritage and narratives, it is more important to me now that I create something that shows my own narrative."
EEOB student Anthony Ursetti captured these images during his study abroad experience in Tanzania. He traveled around the northern Tanzanian landscape conducting research in national parks and wildlife management areas.
My experience abroad was undoubtedly a transformational experience that has already shaped who I am and how I view the world around me, as well as my future."
Political science major Alyssa Moore took part in The Italian City program, where students explored and learned about some of Italy’s extraordinary cities and how their influences shaped the nation’s cultural identity through its years.
This trip showed me that while from afar our cultures and social normality’s may seem very similar, they are actually very different up close. I was also able to see just how diverse this world truly is."