Race and Ethnic Studies
This paper is guided by the question: What happens when American whiteness travels through study abroad? This question leads to four main follow-up questions: How do students negotiate their identities, both white and American during study abroad? How does whiteness influence the ways students conceptualize America as a result of their study abroad experiences? What do students learn about systematic inequality and privilege, especially nationally in the U.S.? And, how do circumstances during their study abroad - including race of host country, level of affluence of host country, and living situation abroad - influence the way the students negotiate their identities and ideas on these subjects throughout their time abroad?
Burdman, S. (2010). Reflections Upon Return: White American Students and Study Abroad (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/115