Ogden argues that US students abroad are often similar to colonizers of the past. What evidence can you see from your knowledge of SU GO experiences or study away or travel generally that confirm this perception? How could you imagine that you might also behave this way? What could be your “veranda” while abroad? What could you do to avoid being a “colonial student” on a “veranda” just observing another culture? Odgen hopes that study away will create more “interculturally competent” people, not just happy tourists. How can you prepare yourself to become more interculturally competent?
THREE full paragraphs, written in your journal. We’ll collect them in class