Sometimes the World Will Break Your Heart: Identity-Related Critical Incident Response and Reflective Learning

Nov 6, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST

Sometimes the World Will Break Your Heart: Identity-Related Critical Incident Response and Reflective Learning

What happens when a student has a negative experience abroad related to personal identity? Is this a common occurrence? What resources are available to help support students through social discrimination abroad? This session will address these issues from a variety of angles: from the perspective of a university crisis responder for education abroad programs; from student case studies of personal identity impacting a global experience; and from a newly developed Diversity Abroad Climate Survey regarding student identity and the study abroad experience. Participants will be equipped with new information about tools and resources to support students.

Chair
Autumn Tallman, University of Iowa

Presenters
Joelle Tolifero, Diversity Abroad