Wednesday Lunch Hour - Cultural Connections: Socio-cultural Challenges of Studying Abroad

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

"Making the choice to move to a foreign country, experience a different culture, study abroad, or even visit for a short while has always been for me a life changing experience. It can be fun, challenging at time, but being a French-Caribbean women in Rochester remains a rich and rewarding experience and continues to be.  Being immersed in another culture and in a different educational system means that one might not have the luxury of time to internalize what it means to be able to read, write, think, and process scholarly work in a different language while adapting to different socio-cultural norms into a fast pace environment. I will share my personal story and reflect on my on-going cultural experience living and studying abroad." - Ghislaine Radegone-Eison

Radegonde-Eison, Warner EdD '17, is Program Manager at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester.

A light Caribbean lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: Ghislaine Radegonde-Eison, Warner Wednesday Talk