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Culture and Wellbeing Abroad

Studying and interning abroad can present students with rewarding lifelong experiences that can challenge their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. We tend to define ourselves using different features of our personalities, backgrounds, and physical appearance. We use these characteristics to distinguish ourselves as individuals and help us understand how we entwine in the larger context of American culture.

When preparing yourself to be immersed in another culture, it is important to consider all the different ways that you move through the world as an individual, recognizing how you might be perceived abroad as well as how you want to present yourself to your host community.

As you consider international travel, it’s important to recognize that different facets of yourself may impact your experience abroad and feeling of belonging in unique ways. The following resources will help you prepare to travel.


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