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Race refers to an individual’s physical characteristics and ethnicity is based on one’s culture, nationality, ancestry, language, or beliefs. If you study in a country where the population is largely non-white, you may experience being the racial and/or ethnic minority for the first time in your life.

Whether you view being white in racial or ethnic terms, your study abroad experience may force you to re-evaluate the role they play in social and cultural interactions. Remember, race and ethnic relations overseas may not be the same as in the U.S.

The majority of students who participate in overseas study undergo significant personal changes; this is perfectly normal. Having new and dynamic experiences is a large part of study abroad, and being flexible and learning from them is essential for personal growth.

Next Steps:
To learn more about what the study abroad process entails, click on Application Process and carefully follow each step. If you have additional questions, please make an appointment with an education abroad adviser.

Davidson Student Testimonial:
Female in France
Male in Jordan
Female in Morocco



Last modified 06/14/2019

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