Race may or may not be an issue depending on the student and the host country. For some students, this will be the first time being a minority. Others become part of the majority in their host country. Minority or majority, it is important for students to reflect on their own stereotypes and experiences with race. Students should talk with study abroad alumni and read over questionnaires in the International Programs office to learn about racial issues in their host country.
Dealing with race abroad can be a powerful experience that will give students insight and allow them to examine racial issues in the United States.
Things to Consider As You Prepare to Study Abroad: