The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) has a scholarship opportunity for promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential DDCE Study Abroad participants are encouraged to apply as the Maymester programs fulfill the scholarships requirements. Deadline for the Spring 2021 application cycle is September 16th, 2020.
Race & Borders: A Conversation on Blackness, Latinidad & Borders
A conversation on Blackness, Latinidad & Borders. This panel features two Black women with history and heritage in Latin American countries. They engage in a discussion surrounding how race, migration, nationality, gender and specifically Blackness moves/travels across borders.
Julissa Muñiz AfroMexicana PhD Student -Northwestern University DDCE Visiting Scholar – The University of Texas at Austin
Studying Abroad, Gender Gap In Global Travel, and Teaching English in Korea with Dr. Devin Walker
Director of GLSI, Dr. Devin Walker, talks about the need to create international education programs centering the needs of Black and Brown students and how these students can leverage their international experiences towards their professional trajectories.
COVID-19 Report: Dr. Chipembere from Costa Rica
Writer, historian, and educator, Dr. Natasha Gordon Chipembere provides DDCE a brief update about the impact of Covid-19 on the people of Costa Rica.
COVID-19 Report: Karen from Cape Town
One of DDCE’s longstanding international partners, Bethel Projects, led by Karen Maarman, is providing hot meals to women, children and families as Covid-19 ravages through the Cape Flats in Cape Town, South Africa.
Karen has requested our support to help her purchase a 3-burner gas stove as well as food supplies so she can continue to feed her community. Check out the video to learn more and donate directly to Bethel Projects via paypal @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Report: Jeremiah from Beijing
With all of our trips on hold indefinitely, we wanted to check in with our partners from around the world. I asked some international friends of the program to send us reports. Here is Jeremiah from Beijing: jeremiahjenne.net
COVID-19 Report: Prosper from Cape Town
With all of our trips on hold indefinitely, we wanted to check in with our partners from around the world. I asked some international friends of the program to send us reports. Here is Prosper from Cape Town: capeprosperous.com
While All Trips Are On Hold, Global Education Goes On
All of our global trips are currently canceled as we monitor the international community’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. But while our trips may be on hold, our global education goes on. Watch Dr. Walker’s video below for more perspective.
Justice Beverley’s 2019 China Recap Video
RTF major Justice Beverley has been a star on several of our global trips, usually with a video camera in hand. Here is his latest recap video, from our 2019 trip to China. Enjoy!
Beyond Borders Symposium Recap
On September 27th, 2019, the Office of Global Leadership within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement launched the inaugural Beyond Borders symposium, which highlighted the unique personal benefits and professional opportunities international education provides for Black and Brown students. The event started with an intimate fishbowl conversation, where students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds talked about their experiences “going back” to the homelands of their ancestors.
Next, symposium participants had the opportunity to choose breakout sessions that spoke to their specific interests. Breakout sessions included,
- Put It On Paper: Adding your study abroad experience to your resume.
- World Citizen? Race, Sex, and Travel
- FLI Around the World and Live to Tell Your Story.
- Modificado las normas tradicionales para optimizar nuestro potencial global: Strategies on Latino family communication.
Following the breakout sessions, there was a networking reception where undergraduate students who participated in DDCE’s Costa Rica program had the opportunity to do poster presentations on the servant leadership research projects they conducted while abroad.
All attendees came back together for the Globalization and Entrepreneurship panel which highlighted young entrepreneurs whose international experiences empowered them to launch businesses with a global outlook.
Our esteemed Keynote speaker, Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere, followed the entrepreneurship panel with a powerful and lively retelling of her story. After her highly influential study abroad experience in Kenya, Dr. Gordon-Chipembere went on to earn her Ph.D. in South Africa in the midst of the downfall of the Apartheid regime. Her experiences ultimately led to her to Costa Rica where she is a professor and conducts research on Afro-descendant communities in Costa Rica.
After dinner catered by locally owned Black business, Lucille’s, students had the opportunity to tell their stories and experiences from abroad through spoken word, musical performances, and poetry at the 6th annual Diversity Abroad Showcase hosted by the talented Jarvis Dillard.
Overall, the event was a huge success and falls in line with DDCE’s vision of providing all students with access and exposure to global experiences.