This class was tough.
I recommend this class because studying international relations and gaining a global perspective on life is pivotal to cultural acceptance and taking care of the world we all share. Further, I learned that 1.5% of U.S. college students study abroad, and of that 1.5% only 5% are black. My professor emphasized the importance in increasing the number of black students studying abroad and how it helps us compete in a global work field.
The biggest lesson I gained from this course was the danger of a single story. The narrative of profiling or stereotyping someone of a different ethnic background is rather demeaning than uplifting. And without grounds of respect for another culture we could never tackle human problems internationally, like climate change, as one race.
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Advice for students:
The most basic but yet crucial advise I could give someone considering this course is to be open-minded because it creates flexibility.