Advising Latino and Hispanic Heritage Students who Study Abroad in Spanish-Speaking Locations
Recommending study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country isn’t always an easy sell to Latino and Hispanic students. Will a student´s Spanish be accepted by locals in the host country? Are their language skills “good enough” for immersion in a new culture? Can a Latino student have a successful study abroad experience and forego the burden of representing their Hispanic community? In this session, presenters will identify key learning points for predeparture and in-country orientation using case studies on academics, cultural adaptation, and identity politics and racism. In addition, they’ll share examples of best practices from Chile, Argentina, and Spain.
Ryan Larsen, Western Washington University
Aránzazu Borrachero, Queensborough Community College – CUNY
Eero Jesurun, CIEE
Kenneth Yanes, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY