Department

Race and Ethnic Studies

Publication Year

2010

Abstract

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?

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