Embargo Period

12-15-2022

Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Dr. Alla Korzh

Abstract

The Colombia Intercultura (CI) summer study abroad program connects racially diverse students from the United States to lesser-known locations in Colombia to foster a unique and comparative educational experience. Most study abroad programs available to foreigners in Colombia are offered in big cities like Bogotá and Medellín. The goal of this program is to facilitate intercultural learning for globally minded learners in various locations off the beaten track in Colombia. A growing economy, improved security, and greater access to social services are among some of Colombia’s most notable achievements towards growth in the last two decades. The civil war that lasted for more than 50 years came to a halt in April of 2016, when a peace agreement was signed between the government and paramilitary groups. While peacebuilding is at the forefront of the country’s priorities, challenges now include balancing the preservation of its biodiverse landscape and addressing issues of social inequality (OECD, 2015; Silva, 2016). The CI education abroad program seeks to enrich Colombia’s development goals by creating a space for students from the United States to interact and engage with the country and its people.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Educational Methods | International and Comparative Education

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